Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) produces beautiful petite flowers that have a strong fragrance and have uses medicinally as well as in the kitchen. Lavender imparts a delicate flavor to vinaigrette salad dressings and light marinades. Lavender commonly is used as an ingredient in Herbes de Provence. Lavender is believed to be a relaxing herb and is often times brewed into tea with Chamomile. Lavender is often dried and added to wreaths or dried flower arrangements. Lavender is delicious rubbed on fowl prior to roasting. Sprinkle over frosted sugar cookies or butter cream iced white cakes for a sophisticated touch.