Lion's ear

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Li´on's ear`

    (lī´ŭnz ēr`)
n.1.(Bot.) A name given in Western South America to certain plants with shaggy tomentose leaves, as species of Culcitium, and Espeletia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Plants currently blooming at the Botanical Gardens include the South African Lion's Ear plant - named after its distinctive orange furry flower - and the hardy fuschia, which is known for its pink bellshaped flowers.
Evidently, in an after-dinner speech, it is neither possible nor desirable to make a detailed scholarly presentation (some of you may recall the variation of the Androcles and the lion story: "After dinner, there will be speeches", Androcles is supposed to have whispered to the lion's ear -- and the lion didn't eat him!).
The Lion's Ear seems to have surprised everyone that has grown it.