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Agave parryi Native to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico. This specimen seen at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. This is variety &#039;truncata&#039;. <br />
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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. <br />
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I was particularly intrigued by the pattern that seemed to be &#039;carved&#039; in to the leaf and decided to take a macro image to highlight that.  Agave parryi,Asparagaceae,Asparagales,Geotagged,Macro,Parry's Agave,United States,Winter,botany,flora Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Agave parryi

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.

    comments (4)

  1. Stunning photo that really shows the beauty of the leaves. I read that the flower spikes are ~6 m tall and produce 100's of flowers! Posted one year ago
  2. Artistic as always! Posted one year ago
  3. Lovely shot Ruth! Posted one year ago
  4. Lovely shot Ruth! Posted one year ago

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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.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 22, 2021. Captured Feb 8, 2014 13:42 in C3P2+CJ Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO500
  • 44mm