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Lavandula heterophylla

 

Sweet Lavender

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusLavandulaMeans “to wash,” a reference to the use of lavendar oil as a bath oil
SpeciesheterophyllaMeans the leaves vary in shape on the same plant

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Lavandula heterophylla description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 May 2010.

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Lavandula heterophylla (Sweet Lavender)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 21 × 20" (53 × 50 cm)

Range: Zones 8-10:

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