Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fence and Flowers - Torch Lily

Torch Lily

Kniphofia is the scientific name of the Torch Lily (which also known as Tritom and Red Hot Poker due to the shape and color of its inflorescence) I found near Ooty, across a chain link fence. The flowering plants are native to Africa and have narrow, grass-like leaves that reminiscent of a lily, and the flower head can reach up to 1.52 m in height. There are many varieties of touch lily and they bloom at different times during the growing season and comprise flowers color in red, orange and yellow, often bi-colored.

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The blooms of the red hot poker are very pretty, lovely fence shot. Happy Thursday, enjoy your week ahead!

Jim said...

Great shot.

Twilight Man said...

This is the first time I see such a unique and pretty flower. At first they looked like cobras to me.

Margaret Adamson said...

Those red hot pokers look lovely behind that fence.

TexWisGirl said...

it's beautiful. thanks, jeevan!

deeps said...

woww.. i never knew the name of this flower...

Uppal said...

Nice flowers and chain fence!

Karen S. said...

Pretty picture!

Ida said...

We call them Red Hot Pokers here but whatever you call them they sure add a pop of color behind the fence.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous flowers peering through the fence.

Felicia said...

ooooo i really like the pop of orange color on this pretty image Jeevan.

ladyfi said...

Lovely shot of the lily!

Destination Infinity said...

Wow, a beautiful flower. I also find the old building behind charming!

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

I think I have seen this flower somewhere but didn't know the name! They look beautiful, Jeevan!

Indrani said...

Beautiful capture! I like the unusual name of the flower.

Rajesh said...

Nice shot of the flowers through the fence.