- Scientific name: Epilobium canum
- Family: Onagraceae (evening primrose)
- Also known as: California fuchsia
Many-branched shrublet up to 60cm tall. Stems furry, with small leaves up to 3.75cm long. Flowers funnel-shaped and bright vermillion red. Pollinated by hummingbirds.
- This cracking little shrub has a very long flowering period and while everything else looks parched and burnt at the end of summer, it is still strutting its stuff on rocky slopes, cliffs and canyons in the chaparral of western North America.
- Although this plant is in the same family as fuchsias, it is actually a willowherb.
Where it grows
Native to the dry slopes, ridges and chaparral of Mexico, and the USA (California and New Mexico).