Russellia equisetiformis

Russellia equisetiformis

Image of Russellia equisetiformis

(Coral Plant)

FAMILY

Scrophulariaceae

Species

Russellia equisetiformis

Common name

Coral Plant

Flower colour; life form

Red; herb

Campus

Townsville

Description

A native of Mexico, this shrub has slender rush-like stems often weeping with small insignificant leaves. The tubular flowers to 2.5 cm long have a red corolla. Nectar in the flowers attracts small honeyeaters and sunbirds.