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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Sep 25, 2017 2:41 PM CST
This looks like Hesperaloe parviflora, which is in a genus from North America that's distinct from aloe and actually closer to yucca and agave. I would like to propose the image be moved to this location. Please let me know what you think.

Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 25, 2017 3:09 PM CST

Plants Admin

I was hesitant to approve this photo because I also thought it resembled Hesperaloe parviflora, but I have very little experience with succulents. I almost tree-mailed you, Baja, to learn your thoughts on it. Now I know. Smiling
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator
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Baja_Costero
Sep 25, 2017 3:28 PM CST
One way to tell the difference is by the marginal hairs on the leaves. I don't know of any aloes that have them, but a lot of yuccas & their relatives do.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Sep 27, 2017 9:23 PM CST

Plants Admin

In the absence of any objections by Arcadiaseeker, I'm going to move this photo to the Hesperaloe parviflora entry.
Name: Becca Maris
Spring Branch, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Arcadiaseeker
Nov 12, 2017 1:30 AM CST
Hi there,

Many apologies for the confusion I was almost certain I included the scientific name hesperaloe parviflora. Here in Texas this is frequently and lovingly referred to as (Texas) Red Yucca albeit it is in fact an aloe.

https://www.wildflower.org/pla...

Please move it where it fits best in your database.

Kind Regards,
Becca

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