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Hyptis emoryi

Desert Lavender

This evergreen, upright desert shrub is native to the hot dry slopes of the Sonoran desert at elevations to 3,000 feet. The powder gray foliage contrasts well with clusters of small violet-purple flowers that occur from spring through fall. The opposite leaves have coarsely toothed margins and a pungent, peppery fragrance. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.