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Leonotis leonurus, or Lion's Ear, is a plant endemic to Southern Africa. It is named for its characteristic lion-like ear-shaped leaves. The flowers are tubular and range in colour from orange to red.

Lion's Ear is a fast-growing, drought-tolerant plant that can reach up to four meters in height. It thrives in well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade.

The leaves and flowers of Lion's Ear are both edible and have a spicy, peppery flavour. They can be used in salads, teas, or cooked dishes. Lion's Ear is also known for its medicinal properties, particularly as a treatment for respiratory problems.

Lion's Ear is a beautiful and versatile plant that can be enjoyed both in the wild and in the garden. If you're lucky enough to see one in the wild, be sure to take a closer look!

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Geeky Facts about the Lions Ear

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Gardeners love this plant for its bright orange colored tubular flowers.

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Leonotis is a fast-growing plant that can quickly reach heights of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 m. to 1.8 m.).

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While it can freeze to the ground in the winter it will often resprout from hardened wood in the spring.

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