Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anders, commonly called Bear’s Breech or Mountain Thistle is a tropical plant native to West Africa. During the colonization Englishmen introduced the Bear’s Breech (Acanthus montanus) to Malaysia and the plant took on an important role in nature medicine, like it´s relative the Sea Holly (Acanthus ebracteatus). The Bear’s Breech (Acanthus montanus) reach a height of about 2 meters. Flowering period: Spring – Autumn. Nowadays Mountain Thistles are widely cultivated in South East Asia because of its decorative leaves, beautiful flowers and medical benefits.
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Image: Bear’s Breech (Acanthus montanus)