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French Lavender - introduced (*Lavandula dentata)

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Other names: Toothed Lavender.

Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family).

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: A minor weed, mostly close to townships.


Other lavenders are widely planted. In some parts of Australia lavenders are troublesome weeds. Topped Lavender or Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is alo an occasional weed and can be distinguished by its untoothed leaves.

Photos: French Lavender. Nuggetty Ranges, Maldon.