Chuparosa, Gilbert AZ

Just down the walkway from the Spoon Overpass there are a few bushes that bloom whenever they seem to feel like it.

Catching them in nice light and without a distracting background is trickier than you might think.  It was certainly trickier than I thinked it would be.

Their Latin name is justicia californica; their common name, chuparosa, is a colloquial Spanish word for hummingbird.

Close-up of red desert flower

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