Leucas deflexa (?)

a Leucas sp., Lamiaceae, from Kitale in the Central Rift Valley, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Habitat is a garden plot. Kitale, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

LEAVES: The opposite leaves are long triangular. The margins have rounded serrations and both surfaces are covered with hairs.

HERB: Herbaceous growth reaching less than a meter tall.

FLOWERS: The flowers are arranged in three or four dense spherical clusters on an upright spike. The white flowers are quite small, barely exceeding the length of the floral sepals.




Lamiaceae -- Mint Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 20 June 2017.