Kniphofia uvaria

Species of flowering plant (red hot poker) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kniphofia uvaria is a species of flowering plant in the family Asphodelaceae, also known as tritomea, torch lily, or red hot poker, due to the shape and color of its inflorescence. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the flowerhead can reach up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in height. There are many varieties of torch lily, and they bloom at different times during the growing season. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow.

A clump on the shore of Lake Jindabyne in Australia, where it has become an environmental weed
A young inflorescence

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Kniphofia uvaria
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Kniphofia
K. uvaria
Binomial name
Kniphofia uvaria