Family: Asparagaceae, formerly Agavaceae
Common Names: foxtail agave, lion's tail agave, swan's neck agave
Origin: Agave attenuata originates from the plateaus of Central Mexico, at elevations of 6000-8000ft.
Description: An evergreen, perennial succulent lacking spines or thorns, A. attenuata is characterized by green-blue rosettes that can reach 6-8ft wide and 4-5 feet tall. During the summer, yellow-white flowers may be produced from a tall stalk reaching up to 10 feet in height.
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