Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana
Agave parryi Engelm. ssp. neomexicana (Woot. & Standl.) Ullrich
Parry's Agave, New Mexico Agave
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
Synonym(s): Agave neomexicana
USDA Symbol: AGPAN6
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 6-18"
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Distribution: Mts. of w. TX & s.e. NM
Native Habitat: Rocky, mountainous sites
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: New Mexico agave's 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.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agave parryi ssp. neomexicana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff