Lavandula or Lavender is a genus of about 47 species. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to the old world. They are usually cultivated in temperate regions. The genus includes perennials and short-lived annuals as well as shrubs. The foliage is simple of pinnate. Flowers grow in whorls and spikes. The flowers have a tubular calyx and corolla.
Some varieties include Spanish Lavender or Lavendula stoechas, English Lavender ‘Angustifolia‘, and French Lavender or Lavendula dentata. They produce shades of purple, fragrant blossoms that are used in perfumes. They usually have grayish foliage and love full sun and well-draining soil. You can dry the cut flowers in a cool shady location.
Other synonyms for Lavender include:
Plectranthus mona lavender