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True Lavender

Lavendula angustifolia

 Lavender, True photo lavender-poteautelle0012b.jpg

Also called the Common Lavender, this is a strongly aromatic, grey-hairy shrub that grows to about 1 m, and is widely cultivated for its oil.

Flowers. June-Aug.

Size. 100 cm (tall)

Flower Blossom. 10-12 mm. The bluish-purple flowers are 10-12 mm long, usually on the upper part of 20-80 mm stalked spikes.

Leaves. The leaves are linear to lanceolate, smooth-edged (untoothed), and often whitish when young.

Habitat. maquis, garrigue, cultivated fields, roadsides, rocky areas and stony fields.

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