Jul 7, 200608:07 AMThe Life
Desert flora: red bird of paradise
Jul 7, 2006 - 08:07 AMThis is the other bird of paradise...
The red bird of paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) is often mistakenly called the "Mexican bird of paradise" (a similar plant, with all-yellow flowers). They are both big favorites in desert gardens because of their hardy, low-maintenance and relatively drought-resistant nature.
They also attract lots of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
[Click thumbnail to see a whole bush.]