Family: Asparagaceae, formerly Agavaceae
Common Name: mountain agave
Origin: The natural habitat of Agave montana is within the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Léon, and Querétaro, at altitudes up to 9,000 feet in elevation.
Description: Agave montana is a slow-growing, perennial succulent that forms solitary dark-green rosettes, taking the shape of an asymmetrical artichoke. Additionally, the agave possesses a terminal spine and reddish teeth along leaf margins. Mature plants (10+ years) will grow a large asparagus shoot that develops clusters of yellow flowers.
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