- Scientific Name
- Syringa × chinensis 'Lilac Sunday'
The Arnold Arboretum introduced a lilac called ‘Lilac Sunday’ in 1997. This garden favorite can produce clusters of flowers that are more than two feet long.
In 2011, the Arboretum opened the Weld Hill Research Building in the northwest corner of the parcel to increase its capacity to conduct research in the plant sciences. Terraced into the hillside, the building occupies less than a quarter of the Weld Hill landscape. The remainder of the parcel is characterized by mature woodland and open pasture. Weld Hill itself rises 172 feet, planted from top to bottom with a wildflower mix developed by Senior Research Scientist Emeritus Peter Del Tredici.
Plants found in the cosmopolitan urban meadow include:
|SPECIES NAME||COMMON NAME||PLANT FAMILY||BLOOM TIME|
|Aster (Symphytrichum) pilosus||white heath aster||Asteraceae||fall|
|Leucanthemum vulgare||oxeye daisy||Asteraceae||spring|
|Rudbeckia hirta||blackeyed Susan||Asteraceae||summer|
|Lotus corniculatus||birdsfoot trefoil||Fabaceae||spring|
|Trifolium hybridum||alsike clover||Fabaceae||spring/summer|
|Trifolium repens||white clover||Fabaceae||spring/summer|
|Vicia cracca||bird vetch||Fabaceae||spring/summer|
|Lolium perenne||perennial ryegrass||Poaceae||spring|
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|Plant ID||Accession Date||Recieved As||Origin||Source|
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