|Desert Honeysuckle (Anisacanthus thurberi)|
DESCRIPTION: Shrub to 6'. Flowers orange, tubular to 1.25" long with 4 petal lobes, two stamens, and a long, white pistil. Leaves simple, smooth-edged, elliptical to linear to 2.5" long. Stems with shreddy bark. Acanthaceae (Acanthus) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom March to June and October to December. This plant is pollinated by hummingbirds and is a "typical" hummingbird flower (tubular and brightly-colored).