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Lavandula stoechas Commonly known as Spanish, French or butterfly lavender, recognizable by the conspicuous sterile bracts atop the small inflorescence. Silvery, aromatic leaves.  Australia,Flora,French lavender,Geotagged,Lamiaceae,Lamiales,Lavandula stoechas,Spanish lavender,Summer,Topped Lavender,butterfly lavender,macro,new south wales Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Lavandula stoechas

Commonly known as Spanish, French or butterfly lavender, recognizable by the conspicuous sterile bracts atop the small inflorescence. Silvery, aromatic leaves.

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  1. I tried to think of what it reminds me of. I think of soft pink fairy floss at the moment. It is stunning. Posted one year ago
    1. Childhood memories triggered for sure - back to the fairground. Posted one year ago
  2. Delicate, aromatic Posted one year ago
    1. Wouldn't it be great if aroma came with images as well! Posted one year ago
  3. its a pale cultivar Posted one year ago
    1. Hi Ori, I don’t know if this affects your info, but my artistic presentation here has the flower appearing a lot paler than in life. It was in fact a much deeper purple. As lavender is easily recognisable, I felt some artistic license was allowed. Probably still a cultivar though? Posted one year ago
  4. Indeed a cultivar, at any rate not native in Australia. Posted one year ago

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''Lavandula stoechas'', the Spanish lavender or topped lavender or French lavender, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, occurring natively in several Mediterranean countries, including France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jun 8, 2021. Captured Jan 26, 2021 14:15 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm