Plant ID forum: What is this ugly thing??

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Sun City, AZ
Oct 14, 2017 6:52 PM CST
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What is this plant? I want to cut the center stalk down. Will it damage the plant? I don't like it.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 14, 2017 7:16 PM CST
It's a spent flower stalk of, perhaps, an agave. Yes, you can cut it off and, no, it won't hurt the plant.
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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Oct 15, 2017 11:21 PM CST
Looks like Dasylirion wheeleri
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