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Dasylirion longissima     
Toothless spoon   
Agavaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: mounding grass-like succulent
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: to 10ft, spread 6-8ft
succulent leaves
clump detail on dasylirion longissima
note smooth blade margins
Leaves: long flat points, thin and wavy on tip, to 5ft long, margins are gritty rather than saw-toothed; emerge from center basal portion of plant
Flowers: insignificant whitish green flowers on dramatic stalk growing from center of clump to 6-10ft above foliage; flowers are greenish off-white and not ornamental, stalk is impressive and persistent if not removed
Fruit: not significant
Stems/Trunks: may develop trunk
Range/Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: high teens to low teens


Toothless spoon
dasylirion longissima


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