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In the mint family, Leobotis Leonurus has many names, Klip Dagga, Lions Tail, Wild Hemp, and many more. The Shrub grows from 2 to 6 feet (1-2 meters) tall. Lions Tail has dark green leaves and long, orange, tubular flowers. Indigenous to South Africa, Wild Dagga is a misnomer relating the plant to "dagga" a name for cannabis, derived from the Khoikoi, "dachab" yet, none of Leonotis lonurus is used as a hallucinogen.
“Dagga (n.).” Index, www.etymonline.com/word/dagga.
Quattrocchi, Umberto. CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press, 2012, www.google.com/books/edition/CRC_World_Dictionary_of_Medicinal_and_Po/-37OBQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0.
Schmidt, Ernst, et al. Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. Jacana, 2007.
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