At our home in Oregon we have an aloe plant. It kind of looks like a cactus. Our plant at home is in a pot. In Costa Rica, we have aloe plants too. I did not know that aloe plants have flowers. The red flowers in the picture are the flowers that come from the aloe plant. They are perfectly shaped for humming bird beaks. All day long humming birds and bees come and eat from the plants. The hummingbirds eat the nectar and I think the bees and the humming birds both carry the pollen to the other flowers.
One day we were driving and a hummingbird hit our car. I thought it was dead, but we had pulled over in front of a veterinario, that means veterinarian in spanish. We took it in to show her. She said it was just stunned and would wake up soon. We took a picture, and it shows the long beak of the hummingbird. I think humming birds have beautiful feathers and are very beautiful.
Do you see how the beak fits perfectly in the aloe flower?
The aloe plant is very useful. It feeds the bees and humming birds. But it also can be used to put on sun burns. My mom got a sun burn one day and my day cut open some aloe, and put it on her back. she said it was nice and cool. Lots of people use aloe for sunburns.
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