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Title: A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014

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 tartarica 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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  1. USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Tuscon, AZ (United States); Univ. of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ (United States)
  2. USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Tuscon, AZ (United States); US Geological Survey, Tuscon, AZ (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands). Dept. of Geo-Information Processing
  5. Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States). Dept. of Geography
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Scientific Data
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Journal Volume: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Nature Publishing Group
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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States