The Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a plant of Laminaceae family. It's a small size (60-100 cm) perennial and evergreen shrub with erect stems, wooded base and lateral branches a little bit prostrate. It has lanceolate and linear leaves greenish-grey colored. Flowers, quite scented are grouped in thin violet blue ears. The lavender which originates from mediterranean areas, is a plant that resists very well both in torrential temperatures and in stormy winter ones, you can find it in dry and stony lands forming bushes of particular beauty. The common name "lavender" was transposed into italian language from the latin gerund "lavare" (that is to be washed) to suggest that these species were widely used in ancient cultures (particularly in the Middle ages) to clean the body. Lavender, was in fact, a precious plant for the Romans who put bouquet of flowers in the water of thermal baths and used it as base of refined perfumes and for the preparations of infusions and decoctions used for the beauty of skin and hair.
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