|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Lavandula||Means “to wash,” a reference to the use of lavendar oil as a bath oil|
|Species||heterophylla||Means 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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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 21 × 20" (53 × 50 cm)
Range: Zones 8-10:
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