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common name for any plant of the genus Lavandula, herbs or shrubby plants of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), most of which are native to the Mediterranean region but naturalized elsewhere. The true lavender (L. officinalis) has grayish foliage and small blue or pale purplish flowers (white in one variety). It is popular for herb gardens and is cultivated commercially (chiefly in France and England) or, more commonly, gathered wild (in S Europe) for the fragrant flowers, valued for scenting linens and clothes and as the source of oil of lavender. The oil is distilled for use in perfumery, in toilet preparations (e.g., lavender water). Lavender is sometimes used as a flavoring. Spike lavender (L. latifolia), a broader-leaved, less fragrant species, yields spike-lavender oil, which is also used in perfumery and in varnishes and porcelain painting. Lavender is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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39 Species with varying leaf shapes, in the mint family, so all are edible. The pretty sweet, spicy, perfumed flowers are edible. Great in sweet and savory dishes, custards, etc. For stress, headache, intestinal gas, rheumatism psoriasis. Protects fabrics and clothes from moths.
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lavender

1. any of various perennial shrubs or herbaceous plants of the genus Lavandula, esp L. vera, cultivated for its mauve or blue flowers and as the source of a fragrant oil (oil of lavender): family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. the dried parts of L. vera, used to perfume clothes
3. a pale or light bluish-purple to a very pale violet colour
4. perfume scented with lavender
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Here he took the opportunity to place before the King mad the new Prime Minister, General Primo de Rivera, a plan to defeat the Rifian rebels by an amphibious landing at Alhucemas. Finally, on 22 October 1923, in Oviedo, Tenient Colonel Francisco Franco married Carmen Polo Martinez-Valdes.
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Asi podemos ver en la mitad superior de la lamina, por este orden, representaciones de Numancia, Covadonga, la Rendicion de Granada, los comuneros de Castilla, la batalla de Lepanto, el Dos de mayo, Agustina de Aragon, Bailen, Las Cortes de Cadiz, la sublevacion de Riego, Mariana Pineda, el fusilamiento de Torrijos, la batalla de los Castillejos, la proclamacion de la Republica de 1871, el desembarco de Alhucemas, la sublevacion de Jaca, el 14 de abril de 1931 y la toma de posesion del Presidente Alcala Zamora.