American Aloe (Manfreda virginica)
Perennial with a large basal rosette of soft, fleshy, flattened, sword-shaped leaves.
Flowers in a loose spike atop a long, leafless stalk; greenish yellow, to 1 inch long, tubular, 3-lobed, tepals fused at the bases, stamens protruding.
Fragrance like Easter lilies. Blooms June–August, sometimes to October.
Leaves in a basal rosette, fleshy, dark green, sometimes with reddish-purple markings, lanceolate, pointed, with fine teeth along margins.
Fruit a round capsule.
Height: flower stalk to 6 feet; leaves 2–16 inches long.