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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.

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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