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Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana


Parry's agave, New Mexico agave


Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)



Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana (Parry's agave)
Flaigg, Norman G.
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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 6-18
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: Mts. of w. TX & s.e. NM
Native Habitat: Rocky, mountainous sites

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: New Mexico agaves stiff, succulent, sword-like leaves with spined tips form a basal rosette. 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.

Last Update: 2009-02-20