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Sonoran Desert Plants
Justicia californica (Chuparossa, Desert Hummingbird-bush, wipisimal)

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 Justicia californica

 Justicia californica

 Justicia californica

 Justicia californica

 Justicia californica

Habitat: bajada washes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: opposite simple
Flower Color: red
Flowering Period: most of year
Spines: spineless
Family: Acanthaceae (acanthus family)
Abundance: common,widespread
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 7 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Justicia californica (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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