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Encyclopedia > Lavandula angustifolia
Lavandula angustifolia
Common Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Common Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula
Species: L. angustifolia
Binomial name
Lavandula angustifolia
  • Lavandula officinalis Chaix ex Vill.[1]
  • Lavandula pyrenaica DC.[1]
  • Lavandula spica L.[1]
  • Lavandula vera DC.[1]

Lavandula angustifolia (also Lavandula spica or Lavandula vera; Common Lavender, True lavender, or English Lavender (though not native to England); formerly L. officinalis) is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the western Mediterranean region, primarily in the Pyrenees and other mountains in northern Spain. Scientific classification redirects here. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants or angiosperms are the most widespread group of land plants. ... Magnoliopsida is the botanical name for a class of flowering plants. ... Families See text The Order Lamiales is a taxon in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. ... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... Species About 25-30, including: Lavandula abrotanoides Lavandula angustifolia Lavandula canariensis Lavandula dentata Lavandula lanata Lavandula latifolia Lavandula multifida Lavandula pinnata Lavandula stoechas Lavandula viridis Lavandula x intermedia The Lavenders Lavandula are a genus of about 25-30 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native from the... Latin name redirects here. ... Philip Miller (1691 - December 18, 1771) was a botanist of Scottish descent. ... In scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names used for a single taxon. ... Augustin Pyrame de Candolle (February 4, 1778 - September 9, 1841) was a Swiss botanist. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants or angiosperms are the most widespread group of land plants. ... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Pic de Bugatetin the Néouvielle Natural Reserve Central Pyrenees For the mountains in Victoria, Australia, see Pyrenees (Victoria). ...

It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing to 1-2 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, 2-6 cm long and 4-6 mm broad. The flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-coloured), produced on spikes 2-8 cm long at the top of slender leafless stems 10-30 cm long. A broom shrub in flower A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall. ... Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about plant types. ... For other uses, see Flower (disambiguation). ...

The species name angustifolia is Latin for "narrow leaf." For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...



It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. It is popular for its colourful flowers, its fragrance and its ability to survive with low water consumption. It does not grow well in continuously damp soil. It is fairly cold hardy, generally considered hardy to USDA zone 5. [2] Petunia This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture, also called the Agriculture Department, or USDA, is a Cabinet department of the United States Federal Government. ...


In addition to its use as an ornamental plant, the flowers and leaves are also used as an herbal medicine, either in the form of lavender oil or as an herbal tea. The flowers are also used as a culinary herb, most often as part of the French herb blend called herbes de Provence. Herbal tea An herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is an herbal infusion not made from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). ... Herbes de Provence (Provencal herbs) is a mix of aromatic plants, sometimes dried. ...

Lavender essential oil, when diluted with a carrier oil, is commonly used as a relaxant with massage therapy. Products for home use including lotions, eye pillows including lavender flowers or the essential oil itself, bath oils, etc. are also used to induce relaxation.


  • Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia[1]
  • Lavandula angustifolia subsp. pyrenaica[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lavandula angustifolia information from NPGS/GRIN. www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
  2. ^ USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Retrieved on 2008-05-22.

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External links

Two forms in a garden planting
Two forms in a garden planting
  • Lavender fields in the Provence
  • Lavandula angustifolia List of Chemicals (Dr. Duke's Databases)
  • Lavandula angustifolia Plants for a Future

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