Lavandula dentata, French Lavender, Fringed Lavender,
Hebrew: אזוביון משונן, Arabic: الضرم المسنن

Scientific name:  Lavandula dentata L.
Synonym name:  Stoechas dentata (L.) Mill., Lavandula dentata var. vulgaris Ging.
Common name:   French Lavender, Fringed Lavender
Hebrew name:  אזוביון משונן
Arabic name:  الضرم المسنن
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Flowers in the Holy Land (Israel wild flowers)

Life form:   Chamaephyte
Stems:  Up to 100 cm; upright branches
Leaves:  Opposite, grayish-green, entire, serrated margin
Inflorescence:  Terminal clusters of flowerheads, two crowded clusters opposite each other going up the stem (verticillastrate)
Flowers:  Violet-blue, papery bracts; paler violet-blue flowers
Fruits / pods:  Schizocarps
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:  Hard rock outcrops
Distribution:  Hard rock outcrops, Edom
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Lavandula dentata, French Lavender, אזוביון משונן, الضرم المسنن


Derivation of the botanical name:
Lavandula, Latin, lavare, meaning "to wash," and refers to the Roman custom of scenting bath water with the leaves and flowers of this aromatic plant.
dentata, toothed, with teeth.
Stoechas,
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Ging. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Israel wildflowers and native plants
Location: Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv


Lavandula dentata, French Lavender, אזוביון משונן , الضرم المسنن, Ramat Hanadiv Memorial Gardens
Location: Carmel, Ramat Hanadiv