Lavender

Lavender is a member of the mint family. There are about 40 varieties of Lavender ranging from herbaceous plants to small shrubs. Lavender leaves are usually 1 to 2 inches in length, needle shaped and are evenly distributed along a woody stem. The flowers are purple, and the essential oils are more prominent in the flowers and buds than in the leaves. Lavender oils have long been used as a culinary and medicinal product. It was often used as a disinfectant and repels fleas

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Handling & Storage

Varieties

Lavender leaves are available most of the year. The flowers and buds are usually only available in spring or fall.

Also Known As

  • Nardus

Store at 35 to 40 F, wrap in plastic and maintain high humidity.

  • Common Lavender
  • Lavendin

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