--- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
, Kristine Mann <fishbrat@...> wrote:
> I have a couple more questionson lavendar. Why are some varities edible, and others not. Is it flavor, or something else? Spanish Lavendar is different , but how. I never could find the answer.
> L. Mairsile Kendrick
> Living in the high desert of Idaho.
Spanish lavender is Lavendula stoechas, a different species from the English Lavendula angustifolia. It is also known as "false lavender"; you know what the Elizabethan English thought of anything Spanish.
There was a recent discussion on this board about uses of different lavenders, angustifolia for culinary uses, etc.