Camera : Kodak EasyShare C195
Taken in my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)
Africa loves to paint her winter landscape in orange and yellow hues, and her exuberance is infectious. – The Indigenous Gardener
The splashes of colour my Aloes provide in winter is most welcome!
This Aloe, also known as Bitter Aloe or the Cape Aloe, is a species of aloe indigenous to South Africa’s Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, and Lesotho. It is one of several Aloe species used to make bitter aloes, a purgative medication, and also yields a non-bitter gel that can be used in cosmetics.
Aloe ferox is listed on the plant list of endangered plants (CITES – Appendix II) along with other wild species of this genus.