Lavandula multifida

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Lavandula multifida
Lavandula multifida.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula
Species: L. multifida
Binomial name
Lavandula multifida

Lavandula multifida (fernleaf lavender, Egyptian lavender) is a small plant, sometimes a shrub, native to the southern regions of the Mediterranean, including Iberia, Sicily and the Canary Islands.

The stems are grey and wooly. Leaves are double pinnate. Dark blue or blue violet flowers are borne on long stems held above the foliage.

It is grown both as a herb and as an ornamental plant. In cooler latitudes it is killed by winter frost, but can be grown as an annual. Cultivars include 'Spanish Eyes'.[1]


  1. ^ Lemke, Cal (October 2006). "Lavandula multifida 'Spanish Eyes'". Cal's Plant of the Week. University of Oklahoma Department of Botany & Microbiology. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 

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