Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria by Toby Hudson
Photo by Toby Hudson

Common names: redhot poker

Kniphofia uvaria (redhot poker) is a perennial herb/ (family Liliaceae) with red to yellow flowers and long narrow grasslike leaves found in the coastal ranges of California. It is native to South Africa. It favors bog and marsh, riparian and bottomland, and scrub and chaparral habitats. It produces seeds and spreads by rhizomes. The seeds are dispersed by wind.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Kniphofia uvaria Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.