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An upright, evergreen shrub to 2 m (6 ft.) tall, pertaining to the mint family and native to the grasslands of southern Africa. It has dark green aromatic leaves, which give a very pleasant smell when crushed and a profusion of tubular, bright orange flowers. It is drought tolerant and adapts well to warm temperate in USDA Zones 8 to 11 and, with good mulching, can withstand moderate freezes. Leonotis leonurus has a variety of applications in traditional medicine.