Category Archives: Flowers
This bright orange flower is a staple at the local butterfly garden I visit. I think it’s kind of interesting and even more so when I looked it up on Wikipedia. Also known as lion’s tail and wild dagga it is native to South Africa where it is used for a variety of medicinal purposes — everything from treating tuberculosis to snake bites. Apparently, it also has mild psychoactive properties and when leaves are crushed and smoked, it produces a mild calming effect. (Yikes!) Oh, it also attracts butterflies!