Kniphofia uvaria


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 60-120cm (2-3.9 ft)
Flower Colors: orange, yellow
Flower Season: mid spring to late spring
Climate: summer or winter rain climates
 

Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken is a mostly winter rainfall species that grows in seeps, marshes, and streams on sandstone slopes and flowers in spring. It has strap-shaped leaves that are keeled. Flowers are orange to greenish yellow with anthers either not or slightly exserted at flowering. The first three photos taken September 2006 in South Africa near Bainskloof by Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller following a fire earlier in the year that had stimulated flowering. The last photo with a pollinator is from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok.

Kniphofia uvaria, Bainskloof, Bob RutemoellerKniphofia uvaria, Bainskloof, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia uvaria, Bainskloof, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia uvaria, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok

Photos 1-3 below from Cameron McMaster and Bob Rutemoeller show this species flowering near the summit of Gaika's Kop January 2010. This is a summer rainfall area. Photos 4-6 from Mary Sue Ittner show others flowering in the Eastern Cape.

Kniphofia uvaria, Gaika's Kop, Cameron McMasterKniphofia uvaria, Gaika's Kop, Bob RutemoellerKniphofia uvaria, Gaika's Kop, Bob RutemoellerKniphofia uvaria, Eastern Cape, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia uvaria, Eastern Cape, Mary Sue IttnerKniphofia uvaria, Eastern Cape, Mary Sue Ittner


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