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Russelia equisetiformis - Firecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis - Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis - Firecracker Plant)

This Firecracket plant is growing in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. It is so bright red it doesn't show the the flowers very clearly. Photo taken Sept. 7, 2009.

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This is beautiful!

20 Sep, 2009




22 Sep, 2009



23 Sep, 2009



Thanks! : > )

25 Sep, 2009


I like this as a carefree groundcover (tall) very much.Even if it reroots & spreads, the cuttings made wild bouquets. After rain, the black racers would slither up the stems to sun themselves! The creamy yellow one blends well with others, too.

17 Oct, 2009



Yes, it makes a good ground cover or willowy shrub.

Are black racers snakes?

18 Oct, 2009


Indeed. Cute little black mousers that tamed my fear of snakes. Had a cat that would bring them into the kitchen, alive, wondering what to do with her prize. Next day when I inspected the garden, saw that she'd pulled the black leaky hose about 10 feet out from under the mulch before she gave up!

18 Oct, 2009

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