Friday, July 26, 2013

Torch Lily

Also known as 'Red Hot Poker', the scientific name of this plant is 'Kniphofia Uvaria'. The flowers bloom on top of 3 to 5 foot stems.  Being a very hardy plant, in some areas, this plant has become invasive and is considered a weed.
Every time I see these flowers I think of those little orange and yellow Halloween candies.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

These are wonderful. Never seen them before. Red Hot Poker is a perfect name. I thought of those candies, too! Must have grown up in the same era.

Kate said...

You're right; they look like corn candy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think I have seen these before. I also don't think that I will remember the scientific name.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh candy like sure looks.

love those natural colors.

Thanks for sharing.

glenda said...

A very attractive weed.

Sharon said...

It does remind you of that really awful candy corn.

MJ said...

Yep-candy corn on a stick! Probably not so good to eat, but very interesting to look at. ;-)

Randy said...

I love Red Hot Pokers.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Whaddaya mean, "awful candy corn"? I love that stuff. And I love this flower/weed. Don't think I ever saw it.