Aloe barbadensis     
Aloe vera   
Liliaceae Family     

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Form: clump-forming succulent, leaves in rosette
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 18in, offsets form colony with spread of 6ft or more
Leaves: dusty green plump points, toothed margin
Flowers: spike emerging above foliage to 3ft tall; yellow or orange tubular flowers in arrow-shaped cluster; bloom in spring and sporadically
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: n/a
Range/Origin: Mediterranean and Africa
Hardiness: damaged at 32°F

clump of Aloe vera
clump of
Aloe barbadensis in bloom
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flower stalk
detail of flower stalk
NOTES:

aka Medicinal aloe

some references are using Aloe vera as the botanical name
damaged by freezing in low-lying (wash) areas of Tucson
more formal and more upright than Aloe saponaria
thick sap from leaves has medicinal and cosmetic uses


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