The Wild Dagga, also known as the Lion’s Tail, is a dense bush that has 4 stems that are square in shape. Leaves grow in pairs and are covered in tiny hairs. The top of the plant has a golf ball like structure from which the long orange-red flowers grow. The flowers are tubular in shape which are separated into two separate lips, with the upper lip having a notable hooded appearance.
Wild dagga grows in thickets and can be found growing in Mpumalanga in the Lowveld and Kruger National Park, as well as in Limpopo. The Wild Dagga has a place in the medical field that has properties that have been known to treat Epilepsy, constipation, and Type 2 Diabetes.