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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Agave utahensis Engelm.
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: AGUT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Tall, narrow spikes of yellow flowers arise from basal leaves.
Leaves: blades 14 long, narrow; with terminal spine, lateral prickles; form rosettes.
Utilized for food and as source of the beverage mescal by Native Americans.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, UT Native Distribution:
California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Native Habitat:
Canyons, rocky slopes (generally limestone) in mixed shrub
to pinyon-juniper communities.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff