Lavandula dentata: Serenity Lavender

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Lavandula dentata is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, native to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic islands and the Arabian peninsula. Growing to 60 cm tall, it has gray-green, linear or lance-shaped leaves with toothed edges and a lightly woolly texture. The long-lasting, narrow spikes of purple flowers, topped with pale violet bracts, first appear in late spring. The whole plant is strongly aromatic with the typical lavender fragrance.

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Its native habitat includes low hills with limestone substrates amidst other shrubs. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and its essential oil is used in perfumes.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

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