All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles.The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist.
This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
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