Manfreda virginica (L.) Salisb. ex Rose
Agave lata Shinners
Agave tigrina (Engelm.) Cory
Agave virginica L.
Allibertia intermedia Marion
Manfreda tigrina (Engelm.) Small
Manfreda virginica (L.) Salisb. ex Rose var. tigrina (Engelm.) Rose
Polianthes lata (Shinners) Shinners
Polianthes virginica (L.) Shinners
False Aloe, Rattlesnake Master, American Aloe, Hauco, Amole
False aloe, actually a member of the agave family, is a North American native.
Identification: Plants are a small rosette of leaves up to 18" (45 cm) tall. Leaves are 5-16" (12-40 cm) long and 2½-3" (6.3-7.6 cm) wide, and curved along their length, with wavy edges. They are soft and thin, but they occupy a place between the thin leaves of herbaceous plants and the thick, water-storing leaves of many succulent plants. Leaves may have varying degrees of brown-purple mottling. Fragrant green or yellow-green flowers appear atop a spike up to 6' (1.8 m) tall.
Manfreda virginica on Missouriplants.com
Manfreda virginica at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site
Manfreda virginica on Tropicos®
Manfreda virginica on SucculentGuide.com
Manfreda virginica on eFloras
Manfreda virginica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 6-9: