other names: lavendula
Various species labiatae lavender is known for not just its lovely fragrance of the oil it has but also the specific mauve-like petals that are rather small. The Roman would often use the cent for the baths. From this the name lavendula most likely came for the lavare meaning to wash. Lavender is one of the most valued scents in the US and over many years different cultures. There are different kinds of lavender. One is the French Spike lavender. It doesnt have the same scent as the English lavender does but it is claimed to be the most used by the Romans in there baths. The other is the English lavender. The English lavender has the nice fragrance that most people see lavender as.
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