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Agave asperrima

Agave asperrima Jacobi

Maguey Cenizo, Rough Agave, Rough Century Plant

Agavaceae (Century-plant family)


USDA Symbol: AGAS3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide. Bloom stalk up to about 22 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 3 feet long by 6 inches wide.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



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 asperrima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave asperrima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave asperrima


Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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