An animal combined with a plant

This beast was oddly enough inspired by the slogan and image on Lyle's Golden Syrup tins (which is in turn from a Biblical story.) The slogan 'Out of the strong came forth sweetness' immediately came to mind when I was working on this prompt, which then led to the image of a lion with a mane of flowers. this monster probably smells a lot more palatable than a normal lion and I like to imagine his mane bouquet changes throughout the year to match whatever flowers are in season.