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Lavender, Lavandula officinalis

Family of labiateae

This labiate, not very common in the Apennines, grows in very dry and marly grounds, while it is commonly cultivated.

Use
The infusion had diuretic properties; the spikes, if closed in small sacks of cloth, can be used to scent linen or wardrobes and drawers.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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