"Syringa Vulgaris" is the scientific name for the Lilac. Lilacs actually have a history rooted deep in ancient Greek mythology. The story is that Pan, the god of the forests, was hopelessly in love with a nymph named Syringa. Syringa disguised herself as a lilac shrub to hide herself from Pan, but he found the shrub and used its reeds to create the very first pan pipe. The scientific name for lilacs comes from the Greek word "syrinks," which means "pipe." Violet lilacs, like those in this exclusive print Van Houtte's Lilacs Wall Art, symbolize spirituality, and the beautiful flowers have been regarded as being magical, bringing wisdom, and as a reminder of old love. Embody the magic of this unique and vibrant flower in your home this Spring!