Agave parryi: Parry’s Agave

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Agave parryi, known as Parry’s agave or mescal agave, is a slow-growing agave native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.

The leaves are grey green and have a spine at the tip. One of the distinguishing features is that the point on the tip, which is typically dark tan, brown, or black, is darker than the leaf.

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Parry’s Agave is evergreen. Aged agave produce a twelve-foot stalk with bright yellow blooms. They then die after blooming, as all leaf and root resources are put into the stalk, flowers, and seeds. It can be propagated by either offset or seed.

Photos: Gardens by the BaySingapore [20140305]

Source: Wikipedia

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