All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>False Aloe</strong>
<em>Manfreda virginica</em> /Lily Family<br>
I almost missed this plant while exploring a cedar barrens in Oak Ridge, even though it is is 6 feet tall! The strange flowers and seed pods caught my attention. Although it is ...
False Aloe
Manfreda virginica /Lily Family

I almost missed this plant while exploring a cedar barrens in Oak Ridge, even though it is is 6 feet tall! The strange flowers and seed pods caught my attention. Although it is in the Lily family, it does not have large showy petals and sepals. The flowers are quite strange looking! They have large seed pods. The leaves grow low on the ground. I found this blooming in mid-July.
Perennial
Where seen: Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens, Haw Ridge Greenway

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