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Hyptis emoryi (Desert lavender)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Hyptis emoryi

Hyptis emoryi Torr.

Desert Lavender

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Desert Lavender is a member of the mint family (family Lamiaceae) which includes aromatic herbs or shrubs, rarely trees or vines, usually with stems square in cross-section, 4-sided, and flowers in long clusters, heads, or interrupted whorls on the stem.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Main color is lavender to violet, whitish toward center.



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hyptis emoryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hyptis emoryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hyptis emoryi


Record Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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