Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a lavender leaf. Lavender (Lavandula) yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, and can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, and topical applications. Essential oil of lavender has antiseptic properties and was used in hospitals during World War I to disinfect floors and walls. These extracts are also used as fragrances for bath products. Also, note the numerous stoma openings on the leaf surface. Stoma are used for gas and water exchange.
0008356 Lavender leaf. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
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