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Red Hot Polker, Torch Flower

Kniphofia uvaria


Kniphofia ( /nɪpˈhoʊfiə/), also called Tritoma, Red hot poker, Torch lily or Poker plant, is a genus of plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae, that includes 70 or more species native to Africa. Some species have been commercially used horticulturally and are commonly known for their bright, rocket-shaped flowers. These plants produce spikes of upright, brightly-colored, red-to-orange flowers. This gives names such as "torch" and "red hot poker" to many of them. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. A favourite flower for hummingbirds.

1 Species ID Suggestions

LyndseyD 9 years ago
Torch Lily
Kniphofia uvaria

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1 Comment

pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Lyndsey for the ID

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Cusco, Peru

Spotted on Jun 7, 2011
Submitted on May 9, 2012

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