Lavandula dentata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula
Species: L. dentata
Binomial name
Lavandula dentata

Lavandula pinnata
Lavandula santolinifolia

Lavandula dentata is a species of lavender, the main species known by the English common name French lavender. It is native to Spain. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and its essential oil is used in perfumes.[1]

This aromatic shrub grows up to nearly a meter in height. The gray-green, linear or lance-shaped leaves have toothed edges and a lightly woolly texture.[2]

Its native habitat includes low hills with limestone substrates amidst other shrubs. It is present on Madeira and the Canary Islands.[3]

The plant is used in Murcia as an herbal remedy for stomachache.[3]

Common names in Spanish include: alhucema inglesa, alhucema rizada, cantueso, cantueso dentado, cantueso rizado, espliego dentado, and garlanda

Common NamesEdit

French Lavender