Scientific Name for a Firecracker Plant

More than one plant goes by the name firecracker plant. Russelia equisetiformis is a weeping shrub; Cuphea ignea is a tropical perennial; Aesculus pavia can be either a large shrub or small tree; and Crossandra infundibuliformis is an evergreen houseplant.

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