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Location

  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Late spring to early summer

Gardens

Plants: Species

Aloe: Wooly or Hairy Aloe Aloe tomentosa

FAMILY: LILIACEAE (Lily Family)

The pale green Aloe tomentosa surely takes the prize for the most interesting flowers in the genus. Although uniformly pale green like the rest of the plant, they are entirely covered by fuzzy hairs, like bumblebees without the stripes! These flowers give the aloe its common name: wooly or hairy aloe.