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Leonotis nepetifolia

   (Family: Lamiaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Klip Dagga English: lion's ear, Wild Dagga  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 3m
Spread: 2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
 
Flowering time EDIT
    x x x              
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
Orange
 
Red
 
White
 
Purple
 
  Polinator
  Sunbirds
  Flower info
  Whorls of striking lipped flowers, that are most commonly orange, but can vary to red, white, and purple.
 
 
Leaf margin
Leaf type
 
  Leaf scent
  Scented
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Leaves are cordate with serrated edges, except the top pair which are lanceolate with serrated edges
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
It grows to a height of 3 metres and has whorls of striking lipped flowers, that are most commonly orange, but can vary to red, white, and purple. It has very soft serrated leaves that can grow up to 4 inches wide.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Native to tropical Africa and southern India.
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Leaves are brewed as a tea for fever, coughs, womb prolapse and malaria.
Ecology EDIT
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