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Taxon: Lavandula angustifolia Mill.

Genus: Lavandula subgenus: Lavandula section: Lavandula
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Ocimeae
Nomen number: 21677
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Lavandula no. 2. 1768
Name verified on: 28-Jun-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Oct-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • common lavender   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • English lavender   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • garden lavender   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavender   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • lavender   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • Pyrenean lavender   (Source: Gen Lavandula 165.) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. pyrenaica]
  • true lavender   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – English   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • khuzama   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – Transliterated Arabic   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • xun yi cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavande   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – French   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavande   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • lavande à feuilles étroites   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavande vraie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • echter Lavendel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • Lavendel   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – German   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • Lavendel   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • lavanda   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – Italian   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • alfazema   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavanda aptečnaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • espliego común   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavanda   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – Spanish   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavanda fina   (Source: Gen Lavandula 123.) – Spanish   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavandula   (Source: F Int Apico ) – Spanish   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia]
  • lavendel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • pyrenélavendel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Lavandula angustifolia subsp. pyrenaica]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Southeastern Europe: Italy [n.w. & s.]
    Southwestern Europe: Andorra; France [s.]; Spain [n.e.]

    Africa [n.]


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  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their exploitation. P. 400 in: Harley, R. M. & T. Reynolds, eds., Advances in labiate science.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
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  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 19:119–123.
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. 1993. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tucker, A. O. 1981. The correct name of lavandin and its cultivars (Labiatae). Baileya 21:131.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


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