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Leonotis leonurus, Lions Ears, Lions Tail, Wild Dagga

Leonotis leonurus

Lions Ears, Lions Tail, Wild Dagga
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Shrubby, semi-woody, perennial or semi-evergreen subshrub to 6FT high with a 3FT spread. Tolerates poor soil. Wild Dagga is smoked or made into a medicinal tea by the Hottentot tribe of South Africa. Because of its euphoric effects, Wild Dagga is often referred to as a Cannabis substitute. Used in Eastern medicine as euphoria, purgative, and vermifuge. See Article about this plant.


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