Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender,
Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender,
Hebrew: אזוביון דגול, Arabic: الضرم المكور

Scientific name:  Lavandula stoechas L.
Common name:   French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender
Hebrew name:   אזוביון דגול
Arabic name:  الضرم المكور
Family:  Labiatae / Lamiaceae, שפתניים

Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender, الضرم المكور ,אזוביון דגול

Life form:   Chamaephyte
Stems:  Up to 80 cm, bushy shrub
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, narrowly lanceolate, tomentose
Inflorescence:  Nearly cylindrical flower heads at the top of a long peduncle; each head opens about 100 flowers spread over a period of 3-4 weeks; medium-sized plants produce about 30 inflorescences
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; dark purple flowers in spikes up to 3 cm, topped by purple bracts
Fruits / pods:  No seed pod. Each individual flower produces seeds which are inside the calyx; seeds are small flattish dark brown nuts; four seeds from each individual flower on the flower spike
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender, الضرم المكور ,אזוביון דגול


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.
stoechas, στοιχαϛ, French lavender named from the Greek name for some islands of the Marseilles coast, the Islands of Stoechades, renamed since as the Iles de Hyeres; The Greeks had named these islands "Stoechades", "the rows."
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Dried flowers are added to potpourris and linen sachets.


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Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender,אזוביון דגול,الضرم المكور


Lavandula stoechas, French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender, Topped Lavender, الضرم المكور ,אזוביון דגול