Lavender Cotton
Fact File
Taken at Dunbar on 6th August  2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




Lavender Cotton.
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Santolina chamaecyparissus.
Asterales.
Asteraceae.
Evergreen Shrub.
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Uses:
Grown as groundcover, or as an edging plant for a
hot, sunny, well-drained spot, though it may be
short-lived. It dislikes winter wetness.
Up to 50 cms.
Not related to either cotton or lavender, despite its
common name "cotton lavender".
The flowers and leaves are made into a decoction
used to expel intestinal parasites. An oil used in
perfumery can also be extracted from the plant.
Branches may be hung up in wardrobes to repel
insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in pot
pourri and in herbal tobacco substitutes.