What is the plant
Lavandula dentata, French lavender, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean. Growing to 60 cm tall, it has gray-green, linear or lance-shaped leaves with toothed edges and a lightly woolly texture.
Lavandula dentata plants form a bushy shrub of grey-green, finely-toothed fragrant leaves. The long-lasting, narrow spikes of purple flowers, topped with pale violet bracts, first appear in late spring. The whole plant is strongly aromatic with the typical lavender fragrance. Its native habitat includes low hills with limestone substrates amidst other shrubs. One of several species known by the English common name French lavender, it is commonly grown as an ornamental plant and its essential oil is used in perfumes.
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