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What is Lavandula angustifolia?

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Common names for Lavandula angustifolia are English lavender, common lavender and true lavender. Lavandula angustifolia is a flowering plant native to the Pyrenees mountains and mountain ranges in northern Spain.

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Lavender is a fragrant herb with distinctive purple and blue flowers that bloom in the summer. The darker the flower, the more intense the aroma and cooking flavor. Lavender is a plant that is attractive to birds, and insects such as bees, with an aromatic fragrance that appeals to many people.

Many variations of Lavandula angustifolia are drought and heat-resistant as well as wind-tolerant, making it an easy plant to grow in a range of environments. Lavender does not like poorly drained or waterlogged soil, but it can be easily grown in raised beds.

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