The firebush is a real beauty of the tropics and is a commonly encountered native shrub in South Florida and many parts of Mexico and Central America. A relative of coffee, the firebush (also known by many other names such as Mexican firecracker, hummingbird bush, scarlet bush, and redhead) attracts large numbers of butterflies and hummingbirds who feed on the sweet nectar provided by the bright orange and red tubular flowers. This one was found growing deep in the Fakahatchee Strand in the northern part of the Florida Everglades in Collier County.
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- VA 2-292-850
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- Contained in galleries
- Rubiaceae (Coffee and Madder Family), Red & Orange Wildflowers, Rubiaceae (Coffee and Madder Family), Red & Orange Wildflowers