Desert Lavender – Hyptis emoryi

If you’ve ever smelled the unmistakable perfume of lavender while hiking through Sabino Canyon, this desert native was probably to blame! Desert Lavender’s silvery foliage releases the namesake scent when something brushes against it, and when rainfall wets the leaves. This semi-evergreen shrub’s brilliant, silver sheen comes from the soft, wooly, water-conserving fuzz that covers…

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