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flameflower

Definitions of flameflower
  1. noun
    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: Talinum aurantiacum, flame flower, flame-flower
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    Talinum augustissimum, narrow-leaved flame flower
    similar to Talinum aurantiacum but with narrower leaves and yellow-orange flowers; southwestern United States
    Talinum brevifolium, pigmy talinum
    low plant with crowded narrow succulent leaves and fairly large deep pink axillary flowers that seem to sit on the ground; southwestern United States
    Talinum calycinum, rock pink
    pink-flowered perennial of rocky regions of western United States
    Talinum paniculatum, jewels-of-opar
    erect plant with tuberous roots and terminal panicles of red to yellow flowers; southwestern North America to Central America; widely introduced elsewhere
    Talinum spinescens, spiny talinum
    low cushion-forming plant with rose to crimson-magenta flowers and leaf midribs that persist as spines when the leaves die; southwestern United States
    type of:
    wild flower, wildflower
    wild or uncultivated flowering plant
  2. noun
    a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
    synonyms: flame flower, flame-flower, kniphofia, tritoma
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    Kniphofia uvaria, poker plant
    clump-forming plant of South Africa with spikes of scarlet flowers
    Kniphofia praecox, red-hot poker
    widely cultivated hybrid poker plant
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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