Desert Lavender (Condea emoryi)
Desert lavender is an aromatic shrub from the mint family. This plant is fairly common throughout desert areas in southeastern California. The plant is a dicot shrub and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada and Baja, Mexico.
Like other lavenders, this plant produces small, attractive, purple flowers. These tiny flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.
Uses for desert lavender
The seeds of the desert lavender flower are small but they are edible. In fact, the Cahuilla people used these purple flowers for medicinal purposes.
The Cahuilla created an infusion of the petals to serve as a remedy for hemorrhages.
credit:Stan Shebs GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0
A full-sized desert lavender shrub.