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Drop and Curve, Aloe | by cobalt123
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Drop and Curve, Aloe

Focus on just one part of the aloe bloom at my home. This aloe is one of maybe fifty gnarled aloe plants that crowd a large pot in my front yard. Talk stalks rise up occasionally, about 4 feet, with buds that bloom single along the stalks for about 1 foot. This is different than the aloe with clusters of blooms on large aloe in my yard landscaping. When these drops open to reveal tiny pistils with pollen, the insects find it quickly, and so do the hummingbirds.

 

Here is another aloe in bloom, but it has clusters of blooms (from the Boyce Thompson Arboretum) instead of the row of drops that form along this variety of stalk. This image is best viewed large.

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Taken on March 17, 2007