Lilac and honeysuckle phenology data 1956–2014

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Abstract

The dataset is comprised of leafing and flowering data collected across the continental United States from 1956 to 2014 for purple common lilac (Syringa vulgaris), a cloned lilac cultivar (S. x chinensis ‘Red Rothomagensis’) and two cloned honeysuckle cultivars (Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’ and L. korolkowii ‘Zabeli’). Applications of this observational dataset range from detecting regional weather patterns to understanding the impacts of global climate change on the onset of spring at the national scale. While minor changes in methods have occurred over time, and some documentation is lacking, outlier analyses identified fewer than 3% of records as unusually early or late. Lilac and honeysuckle phenology data have proven robust in both model development and climatic research.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Lilac and honeysuckle phenology data 1956–2014
Series title Scientific Data
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2015.38
Volume 2
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publisher location London, UK
Contributing office(s) National Phenology Network
Description 150038; 8 p.
Time Range Start 1956-01-01
Time Range End 2014-12-31
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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