desert lavender Lamiaceae Hyptis emoryi
Leaf:Opposite, simple, evergreen, ovate to deltoid in shape, to 1 1/2 inches in length; woolly-tomentose and gray-green or blue-green above and below; aromatic, with a scent similar to lavender.
Flower:Species is monoecious; light purple, borne singly or on spikes in the leaf axils; individual flowers to 1 inch; very aromatic.
Fruit:Small brown nutlets borne in husks.
Twig:Gray-brown and woolly-tomentose.
Form:A rounded straggling shrub with upright branches to 20 feet tall but more commonly to 10 feet.