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Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata Salm-Dyck

 

Foxtail Agave

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusAgaveFrom Greek, meaning “noble”
SpeciesattenuataNarrowed to a point

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Agave attenuata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Jun 2017.

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Agave attenuata (Foxtail Agave)

4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)