One of the iconic plants of the Southwest flowers only once and produces the most unusual flowers you will probably ever see.
What is even more interesting, is that each one of these plants produces a different type of flower depending on the species.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the plant dies after flowering.
So, by now you may have guessed that I am talking about Agave, sometimes referred to as Century Plant, although they do not take that long to flower.
As I was preparing this post, I was going through my photos of flowering agave and I was struck again at how unusual they are and how different they look from species to species. Some form a single stalk and others branch out from the single stalk.
I would like to share with you some of my favorites….
|The stalk begins to appear.|
|It is so interesting to view up close.|
|The flowering stalk has reached its full height.|
|Small Octopus Agave that are just waiting to fall and root. Or you can pull them off and plant them yourself.|
|The flower of Agave desmettiana|