Red-hot-poker - Kniphofia uvaria
The Common Name is derived from the shape and colour of its inflorescence. The flowers are red, orange, and yellow. The leaves are reminiscent of a lily, and the plant can reach up to 1. 5 metres in height.
Usually found as an escape from cultivation and often close to habitation.
There are many varieties, and they bloom at different times during the summer.
It is surprisingly widespread as an escape from cultivation, with scattered records from across much of Britain.
Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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