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Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata


Agave attenuata is a species of agave known as Fox Tail Agave for its development of a curved stem. Over many months the plant develops a vertical flower stalk, first as a mass of green buds which open from the bottom up into flowers of greenish-yellow, then it reflexes back towards the ground before arching upward again. Unlike other members of it's family, this plant doesn't die after flowering.

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Malta, Malta

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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