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tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.
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Seeds were originally given to me at local plant nursery in Jasper, AL

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each thorny 'ball' will be loaded with tiny black seeds that drop for next years flowers. The hummingbirds love the puny, sparse orange petals. Drought tolerant, hardy.

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Family: "Lamiaceae" not "Mint Family".

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tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.




tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.




tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.




tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.


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Lion's Ear
LAT
February 11, 2016
Lamiaceae
Leonotis L. leonurus
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Leonotis nepetifolia, also known as klip dagga, Christmas candlestick, or lion's ear, is a species of plant in the genus Leonotis and the family Lamiaceae (mint). It is native to tropical Africa and southern India. It can also be found growing abundantly in much of Latin America and the West Indies.[1] It grows to a height of 3 metres and has whorls of striking lipped flowers, that are most commonly orange, but can vary to red, white, and purple. It has very soft serrated leaves that can grow up to 4 inches wide.

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LAT
LAT
February 11, 2016
This is Lion's Ear. Leonotis nepetifolia
gardengeek
gardengeek
July 26, 2014
I'm trying to see if there are 5 tiny petals on the end of the little florets. But it's too blurry. It does look like Globe Thistle though.
gardengeek
gardengeek
July 24, 2014
Could you get close-ups of the flowers? It looks like a type of Globe Thistle.
Family: Asteraceae

Echinops sphaerocephalus

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