Upright grey-hairy tufted perennial herb to about 70 cm tall. Leaves 2-8 cm long, ovate, cordate, margin with large round or pointed saw teeth, grey-hairy below. Flower clusters spike-like, the lower whorls well spaced. Flowers with corolla 7-10 cm long, white to pale purple with purple spots; summer.
S and E Europe
Naturalised in SA, NSW, Vic and Tas.
The aromatic leaves are said to attract cats; the leaves can also be used to make a soothing tea for digestive upsets.
Source: (2002). Lavandula. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.