FANDOM


Lavendula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas JPG1a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula
Species: L. stoechas
Binomial name
Lavandula stoechas
L.

Lavandula stoechas (French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, or Topped Lavender) occurs naturally in the Mediterranean region.

DescriptionEdit

A perennial shrub, it usually grows to 30–100 cm tall and wide. The leaves are 1–4 cm long, greyish tomentose.

The flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-coloured), produced on spikes 2–3 cm long at the top of slender leafless stems 10–30 cm long; each flower is subtended by a bract 4–8 mm long. At the top of the spike are a number of much larger, sterile bracts (no flowers between them), 10–50 mm long and bright lavender purple (rarely white).

SubspeciesEdit

Subspecies in wide cultivation include

  • L. stoechas luisieri, which has petals much less interconnected and
  • L. stoechas pedunculata, the common type specific plant, once taxonomically considered L. pedunculata.

SynonymsEdit

Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera, Lavandula spicata, Lavandula stoechas

Common NamesEdit

English Lavender, Spanish Lavender

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.