The bear's paw (Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. ladismithiensis) belongs to Crassulaceae (the Orpine family). It is an evergreen herb that is endemic to Ladismith and surrounding areas in Western Cape of South Afraica. This herb grows in rock outcrops on mountains and up to 1 m in height. The leaves are epetiolate, decussately or oppositely arranged, elliptical in shape and covered with white, short hairs, occasionally with 1-3 teeth at the tips. The flowers are cup-shaped with 5 fused petals, usually 15 mm long, orange, turning reddish when it has finished flowering. The flower season is from winter to spring.