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Sunday, June 8, 2014

NEED A BIT OF A PROD?

If so, you might try a Red Hot Poker!  I have a photo.


The gals down at the Prescott Valley Nursery assure me that's the correct name for this plant.  Although it also is known as a torch lily or a tritoma.  Technically it is a Kniphofia.  It was named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th Century German physician and botanist. Don't think he ever made it to Arizona but his plant did.

The blossom only lasts for a few days but the lower part is an evergreen and stays year-round.

And that's your botany lesson for today.

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty plant. If they only bloom in AZ in the summer, I'll probably live out the rest of my life without ever seeing one in the flesh. ;)

    S

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen one of these. They look like they could have come from an alien world.

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  3. Well, it has the Corpse Flower beat.

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  4. Thanks for the lesson. Nice photo.

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  5. They always made me think of corn candies!

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  6. It's a beaut isn't it? We have them here too. I had not heard, but love, the name
    Torch Lilly.

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