SIA1000: English Lavender

Common Name:Lavender
Plant Species:Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Symbol:LAAN81
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2004 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D. C.

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The scent of lavender was much loved throught the centuries. The flowers were dried and used in linens, in wash water, soaps, oils and powders. The fragrance warded off evil smells of poor drainage and lack of sanitation.

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