Hyptis emoryi Torr.
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
USDA Symbol: HYEM
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom 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.
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hyptis emoryi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hyptis emoryi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hyptis emoryi
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff