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New Mexico Agave Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana


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New Mexico Agave
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Family: Agavaceae, Agave view all from this family

Description New Mexico Agave's stiff, succulent, sword-like leaves with spined tips form a basal rosette 6-18 in. high. Leaves are light green. A 7-10 ft. flowering stalk appears after 8-20 years and bears yellowish, tubular flowers in clusters on many lateral branches. After setting fruit, the entire plant dies.

Flower June - July.

Flower June - July

Habitat Rocky, mountainous sites.

Range Mountains of w. Texas and s.e. New Mexico.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution Mts. of w. Texas & s.e. New Mexico

Site Preference Rocky, mountainous sites

Soil Preference Rocky soils.