Saturday, February 02, 2013

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker, Kniphofia hybrid, at the San Diego Safari Park. These are in full bloom right now and were just too brilliant and flashy to pass up. Sometimes also known as Tritoma, this genus comes from South Africa. While the Kniphofia flowers look like Aloe flowers, these plants have small underground bulbs and thin, grassy leaves. They have all the beauty of Aloes without the spines!

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