Perched like this among rocks the Aloe peglerae plant is largely protected from the winter fire that sweeps through the dry grass but too often. Better to see the red racemes than flames during the latter half of winter.
The dark green bushes sharing rock here are stamvrug, common on the Magaliesberg.
The unopened tubular A. peglerae buds are close together, slightly lower than horizontal even as buds, forming a thick cylinder that turns pale yellow from below where the flowers open first.
The peduncle in picture is almost leaf colour, slightly flattened low down. The sterile papery bracts below the inflorescence are widely spaced compared to those subtending the flowers.
One or two off-centre keel rows of spines can be seen on the upper parts of some leaves. These spines are often whitish low down, brown or reddish near their tips, similar to the marginal spines. The leaves end in spines (Van Wyk and Smith, 2003; Jeppe, 1969; Reynolds, 1974; iNaturalist).