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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.
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.


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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LAT
February 11, 2016
Lion's Ear Lamiaceae Leonotis L. leonurus 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.
Comment: tall with balls on stem, thin orange petals hummingbirds love.

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LAT
LAT

This is Lion's Ear. Leonotis nepetifolia
February 11, 2016
10:51:50
gardengeek
gardengeek

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.
July 26, 2014
09:03:43
gardengeek
gardengeek

Could you get close-ups of the flowers? It looks like a type of Globe Thistle.
Family: Asteraceae

Echinops sphaerocephalus
July 24, 2014
14:16:31

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