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Agave americana ssp. americana var. expansa

Agave americana L. ssp. americana var. expansa (Jacobi) Gentry

American Century Plant, Spreading Century Plant

Agavaceae (Century-plant family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AGAME

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Accepted name for this taxon under ICN rules is Agave americana var. expansa.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 7 feet tall by 12 feet wide. Bloom stalk up to about 28 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 6 feet long by 10 inches wide. Apical leaf spine up to about 1 inch long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agave americana ssp. americana var. expansa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave americana ssp. americana var. expansa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave americana ssp. americana var. expansa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-04-15
Research By: CBR

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