Plant ID forum: Agave ID please

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 22, 2012 1:06 PM CST
I found this awesome Agave in a yard, but don't know which agave it is. Can anyone help?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 22, 2012 1:18 PM CST

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That's a pretty one.

It looks quite a bit like Agave parryi but the leaves aren't as broad as other parryi's I've seen.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 22, 2012 1:34 PM CST
It is an awesome agave. I am not familiar with these plants, but find this one amazing. The bloom stalk is gigantic, at least 12 feet tall. Just in two days the bloom stems are starting to spread out away from the stalk. It no longer looks like a giant asparagus. : )
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JRsbugs
Apr 22, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Agave avellanidens is a good bet.

http://isagave.e-monsite.com/album/agaves-a/

http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/garden_catalog/cat.cgi?uid=a...

http://www.superstock.co.uk/stock-photos-images/1848R-361413

http://www.cactus-succulents.com/Succulents.htm

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Agave_avell...
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 22, 2012 1:37 PM CST

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It really is amazing how fast they go once they start the blooming cycle!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 22, 2012 1:38 PM CST

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I've say the leaves are too tightly packed to be an Agave avellanidens.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Apr 22, 2012 2:08 PM CST
which ever it is, be sure to post pics when it blooms. One bloomed on the main highway last year and I missed it...65MPH is too fast to "rubber neck" and no place to pull over Sad
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 22, 2012 2:12 PM CST
hmmmm, I have a bumper sticker that says 'I brake for plumies' - no reason you can't do that for Agaves Hilarious!
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Apr 22, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing folks around here would not understand what that meant
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 22, 2012 7:49 PM CST
I was going to photograpy it again today, but got busy with planting containers for my daughters new home. Will do it tomorrow. It is really branching out now. Lovey dubby

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