Zauschneria californica Hummingbird Trumpet
PERENNIAL HERB. Opposite oval pointed leaves and leafy, erect
or arching stems. Flowers are borne in loose spikes at the tops of
the stems, and are large, bright scarlet, and trumpet shaped with a broad,
wavy-lobed lower lip. The stamens and pistil extend beyond the edge
of the flower. Pollinated by hummingbirds. Plants grow quickly
during summer rains and bloom in late summer to early autumn. In
the Empires, infrequent on rocky, sandy washes with filtered shade.
Also called Epilobium canum.
FAMILY: Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)