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Parry's Agave

Agave parryi

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Succulent, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bats, Moths
Has Spines Yes
Size
In relative feet, width by height
3 × 6
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season June-August
Flower Color Yellow
Minimum Temperature Range 0 °F
Leaf Description Short and succulent with intricate bud prints
Fruit A dry capsule that stays on the stalk
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Elevation Range 5000-7000 ft.
Ethnobotany Used extensively for food, fiber, and drink.
Description Parry's agave spends most of its days as a rosette of basal leaves. At the end of its life, a long-stemmed flowering stalk forms with abundant flowers that are a rich yellow. The parent plant then dies, often leaving behind offspring that repeat the cycle. There are several varieties, so it is possible to find plants suited to almost any climate in Arizona.