Lavendula stoechas - Wild lavender

 

 

 

Wild lavender - Lavendula stoechas  - Click to enlarge

Lavendula stoechas - Wild lavender

Wild lavender - Lavendula stoechas  - Click to enlarge

Wild lavender - Lavendula stoechas

Wild lavender with a Lavender beetle (Chrysolina americana) - Click to enlarge

Wild lavender with a Lavender beetle (Chrysolina americana)

Wild lavender - Lavendula stoechas  - Click to enlarge

Wild lavender with a bee

Wild lavender or French lavender (botanical name Lavendula stoechas) is a common very aromatic phrygana plant flowering in spring. Whilst common in other areas of the Mediterranean it is only found in north-west Crete and south of Rethymnon.

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