Lavandula

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Lavender
Single lavendar flower02.jpg
Lavender flouers wi bracts
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Faimily: Lamiaceae
Subfaimily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Lavanduleae
Genus: Lavandula
Teep species
Lavandula spica
L.
Synonyms[1]
  • Stoechas Mill.
  • Fabricia Adans.
  • Styphonia Medik.
  • Chaetostachys Benth.
  • Sabaudia Buscal. & Muschl.
  • Isinia Rech.f.

Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus o 47 kent species o flouerin plants in the mint faimily, Lamiaceae. It is native tae the Auld Warld an is foond frae Cape Verde an the Canary Islands, Europe across tae northren an eastren Africae, the Mediterranean, soothwast Asie tae sootheast Indie. Mony members o the genus are cultivatit extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for gairden an laundscape uise, for uise as culinar yerbs, an an aa commercially for the extraction o essential iles. The maist widely cultivatit species, Lavandula angustifolia, is eften referred tae as lavender, an thare is a colour named for the shade o the flouers o this species.

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