Species name:

Lavandula stoechas

Taxonomy

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Europe, Mediterranean area, North Africa, South western Asia, North America and Australia. In Italy prefers low scrub and garrigues with cisti (0-600 m)

Utility

Cultivated as ornament, air fresheners, insecticides, essential oil and pharmacologic uses. It provides a very important contribution in honey production. In Sardinia the unifloral honey of this plant is often produced. Biodiversity

Flowering time

III - V

Pollen colour

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Pollen

+

Nectar

++

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Exagonal
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas
Equatorial view : Oval
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas