1. [ noun ] (botany) a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
Synonyms: tritoma flameflower flame_flower kniphofia
Related terms: herb poker_plant genus_Kniphofia
2. [ noun ] (botany) plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
Synonyms: flameflower talinum_aurantiacum flame_flower
Related terms: wildflower pigmy_talinum narrow-leaved_flame_flower rock_pink jewels-of-opar spiny_talinum Talinum
Similar spelling:   flameflower