The Seville lavender (Lavandula stoechas ssp. luisieri) belongs to Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is an evergreen shrub that is a sub-species of the French lavender (Lavandula stoechas), and distributed to the Iberian Peninsula. This shrub grows in xerophilous bushes, holm oak, corl oak, or pine forests, and up to a height of 20-40 cm. The stems are straight, ascending or prostrate. The leaves are gray-green, linear to lanceolate, and entire. The flowers are blackish purple or dark violet, bilabiated, and arraged in a compact, angular spike. The fruit is an achene. The whole plant has a strong fragrance. It is used for essential oils and medical purposes.