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Range DescriptionLavandula angustifolia is endemic to France, Italy and Spain, where it is found in mountain ranges from 0-1,800 m asl (Italy), 500-1,500 m (France) and 500-1,700 m (Spain) (Pignatti 1982, Castroviejo et al. 2010, Girerd and Roux 2011, RBG Kew 2012). It has been widely introduced outside this area and is frequently found in cultivation all over Europe, where it has escaped and become naturalized in many areas (M. Aronsson pers. comm. 2013). It is widespread across eastern Spain, but elsewhere is only known from the southeastern corner of France and just over the border in Italy, plus one locality Italy near Bologna (Anthos 2010). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) based on known localities is several hundreds of thousands of km. It is probably found in additional sites in several departments across France (Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel 2012). L. angustifolia Miller subsp. pyrenaica is a variety endemic to the east Pyrenees and NE Spain (Lis-Balchin 2002). There are 417 registers in Spain (Anthos 2010).