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French Lavender
(lavandula stoechas)

French Lavender originates from Spain and is, therefore, also called the “Spanish Lavender.”  

In addition, French Lavender’s flower is crowned by a mass of purple ovoid bracts and, thus, is also known as the “Topped Lavender.” 

Description

French Lavenders are small shrubs with pinkish purple flowers. Each flower is subtended by a bract. At the top of the spike are several larger sterile bracts which make French Lavender’s appearance resemble a "pineapple." 

Benefits

French Lavender contains a higher level of ketone compared to other types of lavenders. Ketone is a neurotoxin that may present certain risks. Please consult physicians or healthcare providers before using any products that may contain French Lavender extract such as essential oils. 

Seasons

Early June to end October

Applications

Most French Lavenders are used for ornamental purposes. Dried French Lavender can be used as smoke cleansing sticks to calm the mind and the spirit.

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