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Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
PlantsNative TreesNative ShrubsNative CactusesWildflowersOther Plants
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Desert Lavender (Hyptis emoryi)
desert lavenderDESCRIPTION: Shrub to 15'. Flowers violet to 1" wide and in clusters. Leaves simple with toothed margin, oval, to 2.5" long, and covered with wooly hairs. Labiatae (Mint) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers may bloom any time during the year. Rub the leaves in your fingers to smell their wonderful fragrance. Some people use the leaves to flavor their tea.

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