Lavender

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Lavender – Lavendula augustifolia

Plant : Although it is not a native plant, Lavender can be grown in domestic gardens in significant quantities.  It is planted for its bright blue colour and pleasant aromatic smell.  It attracts all types of bees, butterflies and hover flies.  This evergreen plant produces numerous long slender stems, which can grow to over 1 m high, producing colourful spikes of flowers at their tips. It is a member of the Lamiaceae family.

Flower : The tiny, blue, fragrant flowers grow in spikes and are irregular in shape.  Each flower has five petals.  It flowers between July and September.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Lavendula augustifolia pollen.

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