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Century plant

Agave americana


Imposing and distinctive perennial. Seen mostly as rosettes of fleshy, blue-green leaves, spine-tipped, with spiny margins. Tall spikes of yellowish flowers appear when plant is mature, after which plant dies.


Favours stony ground, but found widespread. Widely naturalised.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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