Lavandula angustifolia has the common names: common lavender, true lavender, or English lavender. It is a flowering plant in the family lamiaceae.
It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing to 1–2 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, 2–6 cm long and 4–6 mm broad. The flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-colored), produced on spikes 2–8 cm long at the top of slender, leafless stems 10–30 cm long.