Thursday, July 28, 2016

blooming agave

A blooming agave is a sight to see.  When the blooming sprout first occurred it appeared to be a giant asparagus spear, at least 15 feet high.  Now it has opened up and looks like a weird bonsai pine tree.  The bees are buzzing around the yellow flowers while the agave fronds have collapsed.  The parent plant was at least 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide.  My botanical guide assures me that new plantlets will appear at a later date.  Linked to Skywatch Friday.

6 comments:

  1. Unusual for me to see because I always had thought that agave plants were much shorter and fuller in shape.

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  2. I love these agave blooms. Amazing, weird looking, and... what's the opposite of subtle? Impossible to miss!!

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  3. So, that's what it's called! There is one along the road and I thought it was a tree until it disappeared with the cold weather! Lovely shot.

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