Lavender, Lavandula officinalis L., is one of the most attractive, aromatic and useful of herbs.  We make lavender ice cream, beef with lavender (bottom left)  lavender sachets, lavender in the hot tub or bath, lavender honey.  For recipes and health tips see next.   Also, see Edible Flowers.
Above a field of lavender on Loire River, France.

Lavender blossoms on pears, with a few drops of brandy.

Lavender on my seawall in Michigan.