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Desert Honeysuckle Anisacanthus thurberi


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Alternate name: Thurber's Desert-honeysuckle

Family: Acanthaceae, Acanthus view all from this family

Description Shrub or small deciduous perennial tree. Bark light gray, white. Stems erest stiff, woody; sprawling with age. Flowers orange, red, brownish, tubular, 5 cm. long, with 4 curling lobes, 2 stamens, and a long, white pistil and bloom sporadically during warm season. Leaves green, short-stemmed, elliptical, opposite each other or in clusters.

Dimensions Height: 1.8m. (6 ft.)
Diameter: 1.8m. (6 ft.).

Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Deserts, Grasslands & prairies, Canyons & valleys, Watersides (fresh).

Range Southwest.

Discussion Nectar attractive to hummingbirds.