According to the interpretive sign on the trail:
"Chuparosa (Justicia californica), a perennial found only in the Sonoran/Colorado desert, can produce flowers and leaves and time of year, depending on the rains. The bright red, tube-shaped flowers are designed to attract hummingbirds, who pollinate the blossums while gathering nectar with their long toungues."
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