Russelia equisetiformis or Coral Plant

     Russelia equisetiformis. Russelia equisetiformis is a small shrub native to Mexico which was recently classified in the Plantaginaceae family, after the Scrophulariaceae family. Its courant names, Firecracker plant or Coral plant, comes from its long and scarlet flowers. Latin name Russelia was given in tribute to the Scottish botanist Alexander Russel (1715-1839).