Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Shrub to c. 80 cm high; indumentum woolly, greyish. Leaves narrowly ovate, linear-elliptic to linear-obovate, 1–3 cm long, 0.2–0.5 cm wide, subacute to obtuse, margin smooth, recurved. Peduncle 1–2.5 cm long; bracts subtending cymes rhombic-obovate, deep bluish-purple, c. 6–10 mm long; terminal bracts 12–25 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, lobes under 1 mm long, many-veined; corolla c. 6–8 mm long, tube white tinged blue distally, limb dark purple, much longer than calyx; stamens included within corolla-tube. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *VVP. Commonly cultivated (with numerous cultivars and hybrids known), noted as naturalised along the Henty Highway between Horsham and Hamilton, and in paddocks near Dunolly, Moorabool and Beechworth.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-02-02
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Lamiaceae
genus Lavandula
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory