Scientific Name - Leonotis Leonurus
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.
Saponaria officinalis - perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Originally from Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.
Pimelea physodes is a species indigenous to Australia. Stem erect, branched, 0.2-1 m high and 80 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, Sesia, elliptic, acute nested. Capital terminal, solitary, nutant, large bracts, 4-6 cm, yellow, green, red or purple, perianth roots, the average tube, stamens long.
Reseda phyteuma - annual or perennial grass, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, North Africa, it grows on basic soils, grassy edges of roads, from 0 to 1900 m altitude.
Carpinus betulus - hard wood shaft with durable but less humid conditions. Suprta trimming and better suited for bonsai training.
Punica granatum - pomegranate
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.