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Leonotis

Leonotis spp.

Kirstenbosch-024 by Harvey Barrison (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Flowering

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Overview

Leonotis is small genus of containing around 9 species of annual or perennial, and deciduous or evergreen shrubs in the mint family, Lamiaceae. They originate from Africa and Southern India where they inhabit tropical regions. They have aromatic leaves and tubular flowers in a series of whorls at the end of the branches. The species Leonotis leonurus is cultivated for its attractive orange flowers and drought-tolerance.