I couldn’t resist this. I had to write a separate #ammherbarium post about this beautiful flower. 🤷🏼♀️
Lavandula Angustifolia is an ornamental plant also cultivated for use as a culinary herb, and also for commercial use (for the extraction of essential oils). It is very common due to its lovely smell and color, and also because we believe it has relaxing and healing effects, it’s good for the skin etc. Even tough this was never really proved scientifically. 🙈 Personally, I use it because I love its smell and its spicy floral taste. Lavender icecream is probably my absolute favorite one.