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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Plants without stems, occasionally suckering; rosettes solitary or infrequently in clumps, rather open to somewhat dense.
Identification notes: Panicle an inflorescence, only occasional suckering, lanceolate to linear leaves 16 - 32 inches long, a slender spine at the end of a leaf, 3/4 - 2 inches long, flowers congested on ascending branches distinguish this from other Agave sp.
Height: 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 feet     Width: 2-1/2 to 3 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Open rocky slopes in high desert scrub, chaparral, and juniper grasslands.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 2300 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: Golden yellow   Shape: Bell-shaped in elongated clusters     Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: May - Aug
Description: Flowers 12-21 per cluster, erect on much elongated stems, inflorescences are narrowly to broadly panicle-like and open. Stamens protrude and have filaments inserted at 2 levels; yellow anthers.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Bluish-gray, yellowish-green   Type: other   Shape: Other   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Basal   Hairs: N  
Leaf Description: Highly variable, numerous, 16-32 inches long, broadest at middle, lance-like, sharpen to a point, spreading-ascending, rigid, deeply concave towards apex, thick and convex towards base. Teeth on margin variable, brown to gray, firmly attached.
Spines: Y
Spine Description: Terminal spine on leaves, 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, slender, openly grooved above, brown to gray.


Fruit

Color: Green turning brown   Type: Capsule   Description: Congested, 1-1/2 to 2 inches long, 1/2 inch broad, linear oblong to somewhat oval, ending in a point. Seeds are black with a marginal wing.

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