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These plants can hurt you!
Although their 20' tall flowering stalks are spectacular, Palmer's
Agave spend most of their lives as 3' (0.9 meter) tall and 4' (1.2 meter)
wide rosettes of stiff, plump, grayish green leaves.

Care must be taken around Palmer's Agave plants because the leaves are
tipped with a stout, needle-like spines and edged with sharp, curved,
reddish brown teeth.

I have been accidentally stabbed in the leg by a Palmer's Agave leaf,
and it was very painful. These plants grow in the most unlikely places,
and can be very difficult to spot when growing in dense brush.

Palmer's Agave are now prominent throughout Arizona, southern New Mexico
and northwestern Mexico.

Please CLICK on the large view to see the teeth and
spines on these things!


July 13, 2008

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hiltrud.liuNice picture...

hiltrud.liu

Voted 10/10

beautiful colours!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Jul 14, 2008 11:00 am

lcarreauRe: Nice picture...

lcarreau

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Ich danke lhnen vielmals.
Danke, dass Sie sich Zeit genommen haben.
Cheers, Larry :)
Posted Jul 14, 2008 12:05 pm

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