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Desert Agave with sunset The picture speaks for itself - a Desert Agave against a stunning desert sunset in Anza-Borrego State Park in California. Agave deserti,Anza-borrego SP,California,Desert agave,Geotagged,San Diego County,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Desert Agave with sunset

The picture speaks for itself - a Desert Agave against a stunning desert sunset in Anza-Borrego State Park in California.

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  1. Beautiful <3 Posted 11 months ago
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    Native to the desert regions of California and Arizona, desert agave (Agave deserti) is a drought-tolerant plant with lovely yellow flowers that don’t bloom until they reach maturity (20-40 years of age). Desert-dwelling Native Americans used desert agave fibers to make rope, cloth, and bowstrings. The flowers, hearts, and buds were roasted and eaten, thus becoming a fantastic dietary staple during years of drought. {Spotted in California, USA by JungleDragon user, Barry} #JungleDragon #desertagave #Agavedeserti
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''Agave deserti'' is an agave native to desert regions in southern California, Arizona, and Baja California. Its tall yellow flower stalks dot dry rocky slopes and washes throughout the spring.

It forms a rosette of fleshy gray-green leaves 20–70 cm long and 4.5–10 cm broad, with sharp spines along the edges and at the tips. It flowers at maturity , sending up an inflorescence 2–6 m tall. The panicle bears numerous yellow, funnel-shaped flowers 3–6 cm long.
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Uploaded Jul 7, 2019. Captured Jun 30, 2019 05:09 in 405 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/25s
  • ISO320
  • 13.099mm