Lavandula angustifolia Mill.

Common name

English: English lavender

German: Echter Lavendel

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Lamiales (158)

        Family: Lamiaceae (89) (family description)

          Genus: Lavandula (5)

           Epithet: angustifolia Mill. (9)

Synonyms: Lavandula delphinensis Jord. ex Billot, Lavandula fragrans Salisb., Lavandula officinalis Chaix, Lavandula spica L., Lavandula vulgaris Lam.

angustifolia => with narrow leaves

delphinensis => from Fort Dauphin, in Madagascar

fragrans => fragrant, of pleasant odour

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

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