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*Santolina chamaecyparissus Linnaeus. Holy-flax, Lavender-cotton, Cypress Lavender-cotton. Phen: Mar-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Mediterranean Europe, perhaps of ancient garden origin (as no natural populations are known). This species is introduced in e. and w. NC (Fox, Godfrey, & Blomquist 1952). Graetz (1973) recommended it for planting in barrier island areas of the Carolinas.

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Taxonomy Comments: Giacò, Astuti, & Peruzzi (2021) confirm that application of the name S. chamaecyparissus to the widely cultivated species, which is a pentaploid and not known from any natural, wild populations.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA19, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Giacò, Astuti, & Peruzzi (2021); = n/a – RAB

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