Santolina chamaecyparissus syn. S. incana (cotton lavender, lavender cotton) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the western and central Mediterranean.

It is a small evergreen shrub growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall and broad. Densely covered in narrow, aromatic, grey-green leaves, in summer it produces masses of yellow, button-like composite flowerheads, held on slender stems above the foliage. The disc florets are tubular, and there are no ray florets.[5]
This plant is valued in cultivation as groundcover, or as an edging plant for a hot, sunny, well-drained spot, though it may be short-lived. It dislikes winter wetness.
Cotton Lavender has many potential uses. Most commonly, the flowers and leaves are made into a decoction used to expel intestinal parasites. An oil used in perfumery can also be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung up in wardrobes to repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in pot pourri and in herbal tobacco substitutes. In cosmetics it is used as a tonic.[7]
(From  Wikipedia on 20.6.13)

Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 



Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Santolina chamaecyparissus L. from Kashmir -GS54 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Santolina chamaecyparissus L.

Common Name: Lavender cotton
Small evergreen shrub up to 60 cm tall with up to 5 cm long leaves divided into linear segments, tomentose, silvery grey; heads globose, yellow, up to 2 cm across.

Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir 


Hazuribagh Garden on June 16, 2010- Kashmir; Tanacetum haradjanii from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups



Santolina chamaecyparissus AT MAR 2017/13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
Syn.: Abrotanum foemina, Santolina marchii
Common name: Santolina
April 2016

3 high resolution flowering images.


Santolina chamaecyparissus AT/JUNE/2020/09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Santolina chamaecyparissus
June 2019

I have grown it in green house.


Identification requested ATJUNE2016/23 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Kindly identify this cultivated plant.
April, 2016

It is Santolina chamaecyparissus

Yes, Sir

It was identified by you.

Now, I have some beautiful clicks with me.

I have been clicking it every year when I visit California, it is very commonly grown there.


Flower for ID – 03/08/13 – RK :  Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Pics taken 02/06/2013 around 8am in Los Altos, California. The flower is about 3/4′” in diameter.
Plant is used in landscaping.

Request ID.

I think Santolina chamaecyparissus as per images and details herein.

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