Kniphofia uvaria

Kniphofia uvaria by Toby Hudson
Photo: 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

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Kniphofia uvaria Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Kniphofia uvaria_flowers_copyright 2009_NealKramer
    Kniphofia uvaria (redhot poker) flowers. Photo: &#169 2009 Neal Kramer