chuparosa


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Enlarge picture
chuparosa

chuparosa

Shrub, 4ft (1m) Lots and lots or red or yellow tubular edible flowers that taste like sweet cucumber. Hummingbirds love them. It has leaves, but then loses them, leaving only flowers. Each flower has a wide lower lip that falls open to reveal the inside of the blossom.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
I was passing a chuparosa, or "hummingbird bush," brilliant with red flowers.
rosa-sinensis), shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana), chuparosa (J.
Come here to meet the basic cast-pincushion, phacelias, chicory, desert dandelion, chuparosa, beavertail, ocotillo, indigo bush, and California fuchsia-and supporting characters such as desert lavender, fireweed, Bigelow's monkey flower, white forget-me-not, barrel cactus, Cleveland's penstemon, and desert mallow.