What Kind of Plant Is Rabbit Ears?

The rabbit ears plant, or Ruttya fruticosa, is a vining shrub native to tropical Africa. The nectar-filled flowers are dark orange or yellow and from the front, resemble the head and ears of a rabbit. It is also sometimes called orange bird or hummingbird plant.

Keywords: rabbit ears plant, Ruttya fruticosa, tropical African plants, hummingbird plant

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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.