Definition of Flame-flower
1. Noun. A plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Kniphofia
Specialized synonyms: Kniphofia Uvaria, Poker Plant
2. Noun. Plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots.
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Talinum, Talinum
Specialized synonyms: Narrow-leaved Flame Flower, Talinum Augustissimum, Pigmy Talinum, Talinum Brevifolium, Rock Pink, Talinum Calycinum, Jewels-of-opar, Talinum Paniculatum, Spiny Talinum, Talinum Spinescens
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Literary usage of Flame-flower
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"Lean from the shadow Like singing in sorrow— Pale flower of thy smile, flame flower of thy touch, In my night. CAPRICE Who will be naming the wind That ..."
2. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1914)
"Edmund Kemper Broadus TO THEE White foam flower, red flame flower On my tree of delight. Lean from the shadow Like singing in sorrow — Pale flower of thy ..."
3. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"The following are amongst the best of the kinds in cultivation :— K. aloides (Flame Flower or Torch Lily], or Tri toma Uvaria as it is still called in many ..."
4. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"... is perhaps the oldest, and is certainly one of the very best of its family. It is the Flame Flower of cottage gardens, and is one of the noblest and ..."
5. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"It is the Flame Flower of cottage gardens, and is one of the noblest and not glaucous, while the raceme is shorter, the stem being about half as long as the ..."
6. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Flame Flower. Principal Species v ' .Leaves long and slender, keeled and channeled, edges and keel finely toothed. Flowers on tall scapes 3 to 4 feet high ..."