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    Hyptis emoryi Hyptis emoryi
Common Name Desert lavender
Latin Name Hyptis emoryi
Family Lamiaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 10,12-13 / 8-10
Type / Form Shrub / Large
Native Habitat Creosote bush scrub below 5,000 feet in Colorado, southern Mojave, and Sonoran Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Maximum 12 feet X 15 feet, usual 8 feet X 8 feet
Protective Mechanism Aromatic oils discourage some browsers
Leaves Evergreen, silver, velvety, aromatic
Flowers Lavender flowers, minty fragrance from late winter to fall
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Hummingbird, Songbird, Thornless, Sonoran, Moonlight, Butterfly
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds, butterflies, bees (good honey), fruits eaten by birds, browsed by bighorn sheep, cover
Native American Uses Seeds eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Lamiaceae/Hyptis_emoryi.html
    Images and data http://mojavedesert.net/wildflower/desert-lavender.html
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/Hyptis_emoryi.htm
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=737
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HYEM
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_emoryi
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?special=browse&where-genus=Hyptis&one=T
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Lavender/Lavender.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyptis_emoryi
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/136947.html
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?4745,4761,4762
    Distribution map http://www.swsbm.com/Maps/Hyptis_emoryi.gif
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HYEM
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Hyptis+emoryi
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/351.htm
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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