Native to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico. This specimen seen at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. This is variety 'truncata'.
A compact rosette-forming succulent with broad, short, silver-blue leaves which have prominent purple-red teeth and terminal spines. Growing to 1 m in height by 1 m wide.
I was particularly intrigued by the pattern that seemed to be 'carved' in to the leaf and decided to take a macro image to highlight that.
Agave parryi, known as Parry's agave or mescal agave, is a flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. It is a slow-growing succulent perennial native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.