Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zebra agave

The zebra agave (Agave zebra) is a highly sun-tolerant plant. In full sunshine, the name-giving cross-banding of the green-silvery agave is easily recognized. Zebra agaves make nice potted or landscape specimens. The shown specimen is found in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which features an agave garden, just off the main loop trail between the cactus garden and the desert grassland, and a digital library that includes zebra agaves.

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