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Leonotis Leonurus
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Leonotis Leonurus

Synonyms -

Popular names - lion's tail, wild dagga, lion's ear, imvovo.

Distribution and Habitat - native to southern Africa, but also increases in California, Hawaii and Australia.

Description - woody shrub, 2-3 m tall. Unbranched stem with woody base, pale brown, slightly pubescent. Leaves opposite, linear to elliptic, margins evenings on top, green on both surfaces on the underside are rough-hairy, petiole 1 cm. Tubular flowers, grouped in vertical 5-8 per stem, 40-50 cm long, covered with fine orange hairs. Blooms in February and September. Fruit 6 x 2 mm.

Requirements - prefers fertile soils, well-drained, sunny in the exhibition.

Management - is clipped spring, summer require regular watering.

Propagation - by seeds, germineaza 13-18 ° C in spring.

Garden Partners - Melianthus major, Salvia splendens, Sedum spectators.

Properties and Uses - is used in folk medicine to treat fever, headaches, colds and dezinteriei.

Curiosity - Leonurus Leonitis contains alkaloids, saponins and tannins.

Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.

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