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Spanish lavender

Lavandula stoechas

Description:

A perennial shrub, it usually grows to 30–100 cm tall and wide. The leaves are 1–4 cm long, greyish and tomentose. The flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-colored), 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).

Habitat:

My yard and botanical garden.

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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