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Desert Honeysuckle

Natural History

Desert Honeysuckle is a member of the Acanthus Family. The plant appears as a medium sized shrub  with woody stems and shreddy bark. The plant grows to 6 feet in height with dark green, eliptical leaves with short stems that grow to 2.5 inches in length. The plant typically grows along sandy washes and in canyons at elevations between 2500 - 5500 feet.

Desert Honeysuckle is a favorite of hummingbirds who are also its chief pollinator.

Desert Honeysuckle blooms in the spring and produces orange tubular flowers to 1.25 inches in length.

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