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Lion's
Ear

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Lion's Ear

Leonotis nepetifolia

Lion's Ear is an erect, branched herb that can grow 8 ft tall. The stems are strongly 4-angled. Oppositely arranged are smooth with coarsely toothed margins, triangular in shape. The flowers are borne in rounded, spiny clusters that encircle the stems so that it looks like the stems are growing right through the middle of the clusters. As the stems elongate, new flower clusters continue to develop above the older ones. Orange, furry, tubular flowers that emerge out of the spiny heads look like a lion's ear, with some imagination. he flowers are curved downward. Lion's Ear originated in tropical Africa, but is now naturalized world wide.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    যাঠি তুলসী
  • Bengali:
    ভুতভৈরব, গ্রন্থিকা, খেজুরছড়ি, মধুচুষি
  • Gujarati:
    લાલ ગુમા, માટીશૂળ
  • Hindi:
    बड़ा गूमा, लाल गूमा, महाद्रोण
  • Kannada:
    ದೀಪ ಶೂಲೆ, ದೆವ ತುಂಬೆ, ಕಾಡು ತುಂಬೆ ಗಿಡ, ರಣಭೇರಿ
  • Marathi:
    माती सूळ
  • Nepali:
    उडुसमारा
  • Oriya:
    କଣ୍ଟାସିଧ
  • Sanskrit:
    ग्रन्थिपर्णी
  • Tamil:
    இரணபேரி
  • Telugu:
    హనుమంతబీర, మగబీర, ములుగొలిమిడి, రణచెట్టు, రణ చెట్టు
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Taxanomy

LAMIALES
LAMIACEAE
Leonotis nepetifolia

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