Plant ID forum: What is the name for this 'flowering' plant?

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near Tryon, NC
Nov 21, 2017 8:09 AM CST
My friend is trying to locate the name for a plant in her yard. Attached are 3 pictures of the plant.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Nov 21, 2017 8:40 AM CST
pics are a little to fuzzy, the flower arrangement looks like a Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia)
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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Nov 21, 2017 2:25 PM CST
I agree
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near Tryon, NC
Nov 21, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Thank you. I have shared your response with my girlfriend. You guys are so Cool! Smiling
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Nov 22, 2017 11:09 AM CST
I agree Leonotis.
But looking at the flower color, I believe yours may be the 'Shrimp Cocktail' variety as the regular kind are orange.

Lion's Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia 'Shrimp Cocktail')

If you harvest fresh young leaves and dry them, they can make a nice tea. Some people also smoke the dried leaves and/or dried flowers to achieve a calm feeling. I don't smoke; I grow this because it attracts hummingbirds like crazy. Thumbs up

The dry seed pods are sharp and can hurt delicate fingers. To harvest seeds, well, I figured a way to do it without getting stabbed:
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