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n.1.(Bot.) A genus of flowering plants. Zauschneria Californica is a suffrutescent perennial, with showy red flowers much resembling those of the garden fuchsia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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First, as a throwback to Koo's childhood in the dry Sierra Foothills, Bennett and the team from her former company (Star Apple Edible Gardens) kept the yard's existing manzanita bushes, added silver-leafed fuchsias (Zauschneria septentrionalis), and seeded blocks (with Koo's help) of iconic orange poppies.
ZAUSCHNERIA CALIFORNICA BRING some Californian warmth into the garden with these zingy orange-red flowers in late summer/early autumn.
If you've got a bright, sunny, welrained spot on the rockery then the tiny trailing flowers of Zauschneria californica, massed together to form a block of vibrant orange-red, should not be missed.
In the autumn of 1871, "far and high in the mountains" with bread gone, he feasted on manzanita berries "like a bear." Another time he followed the example of hummingbirds and sucked nectar from the long tubes of Zauschneria, California fuchsia.
Crane also suggests reddish orange California fuchsia (Zauschneria californica), a native perennial that's an important late-summer food source for hummingbirds.