Lion's Ear, Lion's Tail
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Leonotis (Greek, lion's ear, which the flowers are supposed to resemble). Labiate. Lion's Ear. Lion's Tail. This includes a tender shrub with scarlet-orange, gaping flowers, cultivated outdoors in southern Florida and southern California.; and it is an excellent winter bloomer under glass.
Annual or perennial herbs, coarse and tall: Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate: flowers. white or yellow in very dense axillary whorls; calyx 8-10-ribbed, the tube arched and funnel-shaped; corolla-tube as long as calyx; upper lip long and concave, outside hairy; lower lip deflexed, the 3 lobes nearly equal; stamens 4, arched, didynamous; style 2-lobed. Species about 20 in Trop. and S. Africa, one more widely dispersed.
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