The Lion’s Ear (Leonotis nepetifolia) is a flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. It is also called the Klip Dagga or the Christmas Candlestick.
It is native to Africa and southern India, as well as South America and the West Indies.
The plant grows to 3 metres (almost 10 feet) and has orange-red lipped (tubular) flowers in dense balls.
The flowers can also be white or purple.
It is a mint species found along roadsides and fields in high elevation (1,600 metres above sea level) locations in the Rift Valley near Eldoret, Kenya.
Photographed in Rift Valley, Kenya, July 2017
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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