Leonotis leonurus (L.) R. Br.
Wild dagga, lion’s tail
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Leonotis||From Greek leo, “lion,” and otis, “ear,” for the similarity of the corolla to a lion’s ear|
|Species||leonurus||From Greek leo, “lion,” and oura, “tail”: resembling a lion’s tail|
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Leonotis leonurus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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The plants in the foreground are wild. That’s a sunbird on the dagga. · 12/12/2020 · Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa · By Benjamin Winslow
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