An English common name used is Mexican false calico. Sue Vargas December 4, at 1: Nothing like a hot orange flower to warm the heart in freezing cold Michigan! Resembles our American trumpet vine. In Defense of Plants Kew Blogs. There was a problem providing the content you requested Brent — sounds like classic convergent evolution. Loeselia mexicana close-up image is a woody perennial member of the phlox family.
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Kebar Loeselia mexicana close-up image is a woody perennial member of the phlox family. Submitting leselia Photo We currently accept photos submitted through a Flickr group, our garden forums, or email. Charles Tubesing December 7, at 2: This plant also looks very similar to Ipomopsis rubra same family. Does it have malodorous foliage like Ipomopsis? In our garden we have Pineapple Sage also red flowered and blooming in late Sept until frost meicana in down in our Eugene OR garden. In Mexico, it is most commonly known as espinosilla.
On This Day Aconitum yezoense. This lovely polemonium with red flowers used by hummingbirds, seems to be one of many such flowers from Mexico. Mexican Loeselia Loeselia mexicana However, many plants still continue to bloom long after their spiny foliage has faded and turned brown, and its scarlet flowers create a great food source for hummingbirds well nexicana November and early December.
Nepenthes northiana Squamanita paradoxa. We currently accept photos submitted through a Flickr group, our garden forums, or email. I would love to see more plants from Mexico. Sue Vargas December 4, at 1: Can you find it in the States? In Defense of Plants Kew Blogs. Loeselia mexicana Lam. Resembles our American trumpet vine. Bet December 4, at 5: An English common name used is Mexican false calico.
Interesting that they appear to be only distantly related — how is it that they have such similar flowers? Folk medicinal use of this species by indigenous peoples as lleselia antipyretic, antidiarrheal and antiseptic has led to modern research into its medicinal properties, e.
Botany Photo of the Day. Brent December 7, at 8: Brent — sounds like classic convergent evolution. Forays Some of our favourite sites! Related Articles.