Lavandula angustifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 2 1768. (syn: Lavandula angustifolia f. albiflora (Rehder) Geerinck; Lavandula angustifolia var. delphinensis (Jord. ex Billot) O.Bolòs & Vigo; Lavandula delphinensis Jord. ex Billot; Lavandula fragrans Salisb.; Lavandula minor Garsault [Invalid]; Lavandula officinalis Chaix ..; Lavandula spica L. ..; Lavandula vera DC. ..; Lavandula vulgaris Lam.);
NE. Spain to Italy as per WCSP;
Austria; Bulgaria; East Aegean Is.; France; Italy; Krym; Spain; Venezuela; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Common Lavender, English lavender, True lavender;

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae Lavandula-officinalis from my Garden in Ritterhude:
made only a few fotos this year.

Now correctly known as L. angustifolia

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lammiaceae, Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia from California and Kashmir:
Lavandula angustifolia Mill., Gard. dict. ed. 8: Lavandula no. 2. 1768 subsp. angustifolia
syn: Lavandula officinalis Chaix ex Vill., Lavandula spica L., Lavandula vera DC.
Common names: common lavender, English lavender, garden lavender, true lavender The common lavander plant, the aromatic shrub with1–2 m tall; linear evergree leaves 2–6 cm long; flowers pinkish-purple (lavender-coloured) in spikes terminating stems.

Lamiaceae&verbenaceae week Lavandula angustifolia:
Sending photos of Lavandula angustifolia True lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill. syn. L. officinalis Chaix) is a perennial shrub of the family Lamiaceae.
It is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean area and is commercially cultivated in France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, the UK, Bulgaria, Australia, China and the USA. In India, it was introduced in the Kashmir Valley in 1983, where its commercial cultivation was found to be successful.
This plant is cultivated primarily for its aromatic inflorescence from which the essential oil is isolated, although its fresh and dried flowers are also marketed.Lavender oil is known for its excellent aroma and is extensively used in the perfumery, flavour and cosmetic industries. The oil is known to possess sedative, carminative, anti-depressive and anti-inflammatory properties. It was also found to be active against many species of bacteria, including those resistant to antibiotics, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. Lavender oil was also reported to be an effective antifungal agent against Aspergillus nidulans and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. Oil from lavender cultivated in India may become a significant competitor with historical sources of lavender oil due to the favourable climatic conditions for commercial cultivation in the hilly tracks of northern India. At present, the cultivation of lavender is mainly confined to Jammu and Kashmir. The essential oil is rich in linalyl acetate and linalool hence the essential oil has high demand in fragrance industry and aromatherapy.


Lavandula angustifolia ‘Blue River’ from Herbal Garden, Kashmir:
Lavandula angustifolia cv. Blue River, a short compact cultivar of lavander with deepl blue compact nearly globose spike and larger flowers.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lavandula angustifolia ‘Blue River’ from Herbal Garden, Kashmir-GSMAY48/51 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Lavandula angustifolia cv. Blue River, a short compact cultivar of lavander with deepl blue compact nearly globose spike and larger flowers.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir.

many branched short form in the pictures threw me for loop for a second until I scrolled up and read your sentence about this being a compact cultivar
i like these
wonder if they would agree to grow in a pot in the balcony
so far i have not had much luck in over summering them

Seeing your recently posted Lavandula Species, I remembered one I had seen at the Golden Gate Park, in Sept 2014.
Could you kindly help in id?
Is this Lavandula angustifolia?
I had posted one from Pahalgam, Kashmir earlier.

Yes …, the common lavender plant, formerly Lavandula officinalis.

Thanks … I think my plant posted earlier from Pahalgam, Kashmir is the same.


Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Lamiaceae : Lavandula For ID : Kashmir : 18MAY15 : AK-42 : 42/44 : 1 post by 1 author.
Seen at a garden in Pahalgam, Kashmir.
Kindly help in Species id.
Could be Lavandula angustifolia?

Yes, appears to be Lavandula angustifolia Mill. as per images herein.

Lavandula Species for ID : New York : 27NOV17 : AK-36 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Lavandula Species seen on 28th June.
Lavandula angustifolia?

May be, but leaves are not visible.
Pl. check with images at Lavandula angustifolia (Cultivated)

I could find one more picture with leaves.
Sending a cropped one.

Thanks, … Pl. check the leaves here with images at /species/a—l/l/lamiaceae/lavandula/lavandula-angustifolia

Looks like Lavandula angustifolia to me.

Garden Plant for ID : New Jersey : 30SEP19 : AK-17 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Garden plant with tiny purple flowers seen in a cultivated garden in New Jersey in June, 2017.

Lavendula sp

seems to be English lavender
like Lavandula angustifolia ‘Little Lady
did you smell the flowers or the leaves?

No, I don’t recollect having smelled the flowers or leaves.
But Lavendula came to my mind too.

is it in garden of some one you know?

No, it was in a public garden. Known as Somerset Park.



France, July 2022 :: Lavandula angustifolia :: ARK2022-084: 4 high res. images.

Lavandula angustifolia
This was clicked at the Eze Botanical Garden near Nice, France in July 2022.


Need pollen morphology on Lavandula angustifolia:
I need pollen morphology article on Lavandula angustifolia.