Laven­der is 39 species of flow­er­ing plants in the Lami­aceae fam­i­ly. Laven­der is native to the Old World and also grows in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, south­ern Europe, north­ern and east­ern Africa, the Mediter­ranean, south­west­ern Asia, and south­east­ern India. Many types of laven­der are grown exten­sive­ly in tem­per­ate cli­mates, as orna­men­tals for gar­dens and land­scap­ing, and com­mer­cial­ly for essen­tial oils.

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Due to the pleas­ant aro­ma and beau­ti­ful pur­ple col­or of the flow­er­ing plant, laven­der fields are a very pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for pho­tog­ra­phers. Vast pur­ple fields can indeed pro­vide a gor­geous land­scape, and a quick search on Flickr imme­di­ate­ly turns up over 15,000 beau­ti­ful pho­tos, from which we have select­ed the most notable, which you can check out in the gallery below. Imag­ine the breath­tak­ing scent of laven­der while view­ing these pho­tos and enjoy the beau­ty of nature

1. Laven­der fields of Provence, France

Provence lavender fields

2. Banstead, UK

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3. Cas­tle Farm, Shore­ham, Kent, Eng­land


4. Laven­der farms of Mount Shas­ta, Cal­i­for­nia

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5. Snow­shill, Cotswolds, Eng­land

6. Laven­der fields in Ore­gon

7. Cas­tle Farm, Shore­ham, Kent

8. Hert­ford­shire, UK

9 May­field Laven­der Fields, Banstead, UK

10. Mount Shas­ta, Cal­i­for­nia

11. Kent, UK

12. Provence, France

13. Plateau de Valen­sole, Provence, France

Provence lavender fields

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