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  1. kniphofia, tritoma, flame flower, flame-flower, flameflower(noun)

    a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers

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  1. kniphofia(Noun)

    Any of several plants, of the genus Kniphofia, having bright, upright flowers

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  1. Kniphofia

    Kniphofia, also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae, that includes 70 or more species native to Africa. Herbaceous species and hybrids have narrow, grass-like leaves 10–100 cm long, while perennial species have broader, strap-shaped foliage up to 1.5 m long. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist.


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