The flowers of wild dagga are a red-orange color, grow in spikes, and are a favorite of many gardeners because of their beauty. The spikes become clustered inflorescence of interrupted flowers with five two-lipped petals, all joined. Wild dagga’s leaves are opposite, simple, and petiolate (leafstalk), narrowly oblong and linear, and taper at the base. Mildly fragrant, the leaves are densely hairy and grow to about 100 millimeters long, 20 millimeters wide. The shrub itself can grow up to 5 meters high.
Wild dagga is purported to have hallucinogenic effects when either its buds or leaves are dried and smoked, and some cultures have been known to smoke it with cannabis or as a marijuana substitute.
The resin from the flowers and leaves may be rubbed off and smoked alone or with other herbal smoking blends. Likewise, the flowers and leaves themselves may be dried and smoked, or steeped as tea.
1 gram of dried flower petals.
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