Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flowers: Aloe flowers in Pt Chevalier

Most Aloe species have a rosette of large, thick, fleshy leaves. Aloe flowers are tubular, frequently yellow, orange, pink, or red, and are borne, densely clustered and pendant, at the apex of simple or branched, leafless stems. Many species of Aloe appear to be stemless, with the rosette growing directly at ground level; other varieties may have a branched or unbranched stem from which the fleshy leaves spring. They vary in color from grey to bright-green and are sometimes striped or mottled. Some aloes native to South Africa are tree-like (arborescent) wiki


Lea said...

Very pretty!

EricaSta said...

Interesting for me. And a great capture for Floral Friday.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

They are at their best now, Ann.
Thanks for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme!