Lavender

1. It's botanical/Latin name
Lavandula Angustifolis
2. Folk and common names
English Lavender
True Lavender
Common Lavender
3. Scientific Classification – Division/class/family/etc.
Kingdom – Plantae
Subkingdom – Tracheobionta
Superdivision - Spermatophyta
Division - Magnoliophyta
Class – Magnoliopsida
Subclass – Asteridae
Order - Lamiales
Family – Lamiaceae
Genus – Lavandula L.
Species – Lavandula Angustifolia
4. Whether it is an herb or a spice
Herb
5. A photo of the plant (This doesn't need to be one that you took, just an image that shows the plant. Botanical.com is a great place to get accurate plant photos.
Image

6. Any folklore you can find
Lavender has been found in the Bible on several occasions. Cleopatra supposedly used lavender to help seduce her men. One of the bible stories says that when Adam and Eve were removed from the Garden of Eden they took lavender with them.
7. A description of the herb/spice (What it looks like, parts of the plant, how you can identify it, where it grows, life cycle - ie annual or perennial, light needs - ie full sun or shade, etc.)
This is a gray-green plant that flowers. The flowers can be many different shades of blue depending on the variety chosen. The plant is a perennial that can be in full sun but also does alright in partial shade.
8. It's medicinal properties (If used is it an anti-inflammatory or perhaps its a diuretic, etc. Remember those big fancy words you just learned about? This is where you will use them!)
Lavender has been used for relaxation and help with anxiety. This plant has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Lavender has been used to treat items such as hair loss and wounds.
9. Your sources
Botanical.com Lavenders Author Mrs. M. Grieve https://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/l/lavend13.html
Gardenia Lavandula Angustifolis Author Gardenia.net https://www.gardenia.net/plant-variety/ ... h-lavender
Icy Sedgwick Lavender Folklore: The Tales Behind The Calming Plant Author Icy Sedgwick http://www.icysedgwick.com/lavender-folklore/
Medical News Today What are the Health Benefits and Risk of Lavender Author Joseph Nordqvist https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922.php
Missouri Botanical Gardens Lavandula Angustifolia Author Missouri Botanical Gardens http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ ... =Lavandula
Plantopedia Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia – How to Grow and Care Author Plantopedia https://www.plantopedia.com/lavandula-angustifolia/
United States Department of Agriculture Classification Author USDA https://plants.usda.gov/java/Classifica ... sid=LAAN81

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