Floral Friday

Leonotis nepetifolia (Klip Dagga, Lion's Ear)

The 10-foot giant is native to tropical Africa and southern India and grows in parts of Mexico and the Caribbeans. It contains leonurine, a mild psychoactive alkaloid. Medicinal uses vary widely.

It grew in a trial bed along the fence but will be featured next season. The hummingbirds love it.


  1. Good catch on the hummingbird! Interesting plant as well. Wish I had space to experiment...

    1. I find birds hard to capture. My tele lens is pretty dismal plus I'm just not quick enough. Unlike you, I miss loads of great shots.

      Space, tell me about it. My yard is probably larger than yours but I feel totally cramped here. I want my 2 acres!!