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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 26, 2013 11:48 AM CST
~ Editing my original post to say the plant has been identified as Lion's Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

I'm having a bit of brain freeze today and need a little more help from my friends! Lovey dubby
I took these photo's in San Diego mid August and I've forgotten the name. I keep thinking Justicia carnea (Brazilian Plume) but I'm just not sure; the leaves seem too narrow. I know this is an easy one, a common plant ... so, why can't my brain remember what it is! Grumbling


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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Oct 26, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Hi Lin.

Is that maybe Lion's (body part) Mane, tail, ear? Leonotis leonurus I am never sure which name is acceptable.... Shrug! It is also called Wild Dagga.

http://www.plantdelights.com/Leonotis/products/231/

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angele
Oct 26, 2013 4:03 PM CST
Yep! one of the Leonotis. I had one grow from a packet of surprise seeds & it was real fun figuring it out!
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angele
Oct 26, 2013 4:12 PM CST
I think yours looks like Lion's Ear (Leonotis leonurus)
mine was Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia)
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gingin
Oct 26, 2013 4:36 PM CST
I agree a leonotis
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 26, 2013 5:03 PM CST
I agree, I've grown three types of orange-flowered Leonotis and the flower stem structure and leaf shape of the plant in your pic are right for Leonotis leonurus.
Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 26, 2013 9:22 PM CST
I agree with the L. leonurus ID. I have the other one L. neptifolia.

Does anyone have the salmon-flowering or white-flowering one?
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 26, 2013 10:17 PM CST
I've only grown the orange Leonotis leonorus, but I have grown Leonotis menthifolia which has paler orange flowers.
I think wcgypsy/Sherry has grown the white L. leonorus.
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wcgypsy
Oct 27, 2013 7:19 AM CST
I'm surprised that you remember that, Danita! I did have the white flowered form...had one left in a large clay pot and am moving (tomorrow), 900 miles North and have given it away....and it was just starting to flower...sigh...hoping that my friend realizes what a cool plant it is....
I could be wrong...
and.....
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 27, 2013 8:06 AM CST
Hurray! Yep, that's it "Lion's Tail" (L. leonurus). Thanks so much to everyone for jogging my memory!
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Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Nov 8, 2013 7:49 AM CST
No, that one is the perennial. I will post pictures of my Leon.
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Nov 8, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Charleen, click the "upload an image" button and select the pic you want.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2013 8:51 AM CST
Charleen, You should start a new thread at the bottom of this page here: http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/

Otherwise, since this thread was marked closed/solved people probably won't see your post.
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