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century plant
Agave americana
Agave americana
century plant Camas/Triteleia/Yucca
Agave americana Asparagaceae
common names
  century plant
  American agave
  Maguey americano
  American centuryplant
accepted scientific name
  Agave americana L.
rules for finding collection records
  Agave americana (8)
family name
  • Asparagaceae
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Category: Wildflowers, Shrubs
Flowers: Six petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 2.75 to 4.0 inches
Leaf: Basal, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native to Mexico. Cultivated in Hawaii.

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Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (90%)
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Accepted Scientific Name

Agave americana   L.   (TSN: 182660, Index: 705)

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