Hummingbird Flowers and Plants

Southeastern Arizona Hummingbird Flowers and Plants

Hummingbirds (Family Trochilidae) are attracted to brightly colored, generally tubular flowers that contain abundant nectar. Red is their favorite flower color (pink and orange flowers are also favored), and many red-flowered American wildflowers depend on hummingbirds for pollination.

There are eighteen different species of hummingbirds found here in the deserts and mountains of southeast Arizona, and while some species are quite common, others are only rare visitors from Mexico.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants and wildflowers that attract hummingbirds. Many of these plants make good additions to hummingbird gardens and are commercially available in native plant nurseries, either as plants or as wildflower seeds.