Aromatic woody herb to about 1 m tall. Leaves elliptic, to about 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, hairy, margin saw-toothed, stalked. Flowers with the corolla pink or white. [O. sanctum L.]
Naturalised in the NT.
A medicinal and culinary herb in Asia; sometimes used as an antimalarial agent; widely grown in Indian gardens and a sacred plant of the Hindus which is used in religious ceremonies.
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.