Leonotis leonorus - Annual, reseeds freely (Perennial in USDA Zones 9-10) Also called: Lion's Eat, Wild Dagga, Minaret Flower, Unfincafincane, Lebake, Umhlalampetu
This specimen plant originated in Africa and does indeed resemble a lion's tail. The plant is used to treat stomach disorders, headache, epilepsy, dysentery, and high blood pressure and snakebite (also as a charm to repel snakes). The Hottentots were known to use the plants for its euphoric effect. The plant has tall spikes bearing odd-looking whorled flowers with orange petals. This is a very tough, drought resistant plant that is a truly unique addition to the flower or herb garden. The plant prefers full sun in a well drained loam and reaches: 4-10ft in height..
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