Spike Lavender

Lavandula latifolia or  broadleaved lavender purple flowers

Lavandula latifolia

Lavandula latifolia
Spike lavender
Lavandula latifolia DehesaBoyalPuertollano.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Lavandula
Species:
L. latifolia
Binomial name
Lavandula latifolia
Synonyms
  • Lavandula spica subsp. latifolia Bonnier & Layens [1894]
  • Lavandula latifolia var. tomentosa Briq. [1895]
  • Lavandula latifolia var. erigens (Jord. & Fourr.) Rouy [1909]
  • Lavandula interrupta Jord. & Fourr. [1868]
  • Lavandula inclinans Jord. & Fourr. [1868]
  • Lavandula guinandii Gand. [1875]
  • Lavandula erigens Jord. & Fourr. [1868]
  • Lavandula decipiens Gand. [1875]
  • Lavandula cladophora Gand.
  • Nard rustique, italien Panckoucke, Dictionnaire des sciences médicales, vol. 35 [1819]
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Lavandula latifolia.

Lavandula latifolia, known as broadleaved lavender, spike lavender or Portuguese lavender, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the western Mediterranean region, from central Portugal to northern Italy (Liguria) through Spain and southern France. Hybridization can occur in the wild with English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).

The scent of Lavandula latifolia is stronger, with more camphor, and more pungent than Lavandula angustifolia scent. For this reason the two varieties are grown in separate fields.

Spike Lavender (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

spike lavender (usually uncountable, plural spike lavenders)

  1. A strongly aromatic species of lavender, Lavandula latifolia, native to the Mediterranean.

Synonyms

  • (Lavandula latifolia): Portuguese lavender

Translations

Further reading

  • spike lavender on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Lavandula latifolia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Lavandula latifolia on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • spike lavender at USDA Plants database
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