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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,


Quattrocchi, Umberto. CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. CRC Press, 2012,

Schmidt, Ernst, et al. Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. Jacana, 2007.

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