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Desert Lavender

Hyptis emoryi
Desert Lavender, Hyptis emoryi
Desert Lavender photo taken at Joshua Tree National Park

3-9' tall shrub produces 1/4" long, fragrant lavender-colored flowers in bracted clusters.
Prefers sandy canyons and washes below 3,000' in the eastern and southern Mojave Desert. More common in deserts to the south.
Attractive to both bees and hummingbirds.
Flowers - January to May
Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

Desert Habitat:
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