Kniphofia uvaria (fire lily, icacane, vuurpyl) muthi flora inventory listing. If you want to add this plant to the Expanded Monograph processing cue, or if you can provide any additional information, photos or reliable use records for this muthi plant, please leave a comment below, or in The Muthi Flora of southern Africa Facebook group.
Ethno Medicinal Uses of Kniphofia uvaria
Indications: Administered to people. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Kniphofia uvaria is a hardy garden plant ideal for a mixed border and is a lovely feature in a rockery or less formal grassland type garden. The lovely flower display will ensure a lovely colourful display throughout the season and it is ideal for mass planting. Due to its size, it needs to be trimmed from time to time. (Wildflower Nursery)
Kniphofia uvaria is a robust bulbous perennial that can reach heights between 1-2m. It is an erect perennial often found in groups or large colonies in the grassland. The leaves are generally arranged in a dense rosette and the leaves are about 1500x50mm large, they are blueish-grey-green in colour, hard, fibrous and narrower than some species. It flowers in summer between December and May with very dense, bi-coloured inflorescence of about 160x65mm, the buds are pinkish-red and about 25-35mm in size with yellow stamens protruding, the flowers are roundish and flowers attract pollinating insects and birds to the garden. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/kniphofia-uvaria/. Accessed on 2020/01/15