Lavandula stoechas


Greek  lavender, French lavender                                                               Λεβαντα                                                                              



Lamiaceae  - mint family                                                                         Dicot.

 
 

Lavandula stoechas is unmistakeable with its purple tufted flowers and beautiful aroma. More commonly known as French lavender, I prefer to call it Greek lavender, as the plant is a wild, native of Greece.

The plant is a low, woody shrub with grey-green, thickened, narrow leaves which are covered in fine glandular hairs which produce the characteristic aroma of lavender.

The tiny flowers with purple bracts are packed in a dense spike, quadrangular in cross section and crowned by  larger deep purple sterile bracts.

 
2-3mm,
2-4cm, 20-50cm,
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