Plant ID forum: Anyone know Agave?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 2, 2014 2:48 PM CST
I took this photo August 2013 at Balboa Park in San Diego but I'm having trouble identifying it. It sorta reminds me of Cows Horn Agave - A. bovicornuta, or possibly A. bovicornuta 'Reggae Time' but I'm not good at all trying to compare photos. Blinking


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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Apr 2, 2014 3:11 PM CST

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I can't help with an ID Lin but you sure took some great photographs of wonderful specimens.
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dave
Apr 2, 2014 4:24 PM CST

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The tight leaves make me think of Agave parryi.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 2, 2014 4:24 PM CST
It might be Agave potatorum 'Kichiokan'.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 2, 2014 5:05 PM CST
I'm really bad at trying to compare photo's but after looking at images of both, I'm leaning more towards A. potatorum 'Kichiokan'.

Parry's Agave (Agave parryi)
Agave (Agave potatorum 'Kichijokan')
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 2, 2014 5:06 PM CST

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Agave potatorum is indeed a close match.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Apr 2, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Tee and Dave, thank you both. Thumbs up I'm glad to have confirmation from others with better eyes!

@eclayne: Evan, thank you for that lovely comment. *Blush* I enjoy taking photo's of plants and birds but I don't know a thing about the technical aspects of cameras and I'm too set in my ways (or maybe it's too old) to want to learn. Green Grin! I'm happy when I get a few good photo's out of the thousands I take.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 2, 2014 5:21 PM CST
I know that feeling, Lin ... the part after the *Blush*
And you're welcome. Balboa Park is one of my old stompin' grounds.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Apr 2, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Aha, I forgot you told me that Tee! I loved that place and will definitely go back for a visit the next time we are in San Diego, which will be either this December or early January 2015! I could spend a few days walking around Balboa Park, an amazing place!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 2, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Yes, a very amazing place. I'm excited for you! I know you will get some awesome photos. Thumbs up
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