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.