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

This entry was posted in Photos of Flora and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Chuparosa, Gilbert AZ

  1. Ralph Gibson says:

    Nice photo! Nice “bokeh” !
    🙂
    Ralph

Comments are closed.