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Desert Lavender

Condea emoryi


Hyptis emoryi (Desert Lavender) is a fragrant, multi-stemmed shrub species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae (mint family). The genus Condea (formerly Hyptis) is commonly known as the bushmints. Desert Lavender is a medium to large perennial shrub found in the deserts of southwestern United States of Arizona, Nevada, California, and northwestern Mexico in Sonora and Baja California at elevations below 3,000 ft.

Desert Lavender prefers sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage, and full sun or part shade. It can tolerate summer water up to 1x per month. To learn more, visit the Jepson Herbarium's YouTube channel and watch a short video about this species:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5q9zO6Fn3Y


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https://calscape.org/loc-California/Desert%20Lavender%20(Condea%20emoryi)



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:
  • Desert Wash



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