Wilde Dagga - Leonotis Leonorus Flowers
Leonotis leonorus, Wild Dagga Flower petals, also called "Lions Tail" because of its feathery gladiolus-like spiked flowers. Top of the Tops.
Wild Dagga: Tall shrubby South African plant of the mint family with deep green foliage that elongates into long strips after flowering.
Especially striking for its fiery orange, feathery flower tufts that bloom in spikes or balls. Leonotis leonurus contains marrubin, tannins, quinones, saponins, alkaloids and triterpene steroids were detected.
Wild dagga is widely used in traditional medicine and has had a long entheogenic and therapeutic tradition among the Hottentot tribesmen of South Africa. Traditional the Wild Dagga flowerpetals where usedas a cannabis substitute in parts of Africa.