Definition of Flameflower
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 Flameflower
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1. How to Make a Flower Garden: A Manual of Practical Information and Suggestions by Wilhelm Miller (1903)
"flameflower (Kniphofia or Tritoma). Plant roots in spring in warm, well-drained soil protected from the wind. Allow two feet or more between plants. ..."