Agave parryi Engelm.
Varieties of Parry’s agave are native to Arizona and Mexico, between 4000-9000' (1.2-2.7 km) in elevation.
Identification: Rosettes reach 24" (60 cm) tall and 3' (91 cm) around, and resemble giant artichokes. Leaves are 10-16" (25-40 cm) long and 3-5" (7.6-12 cm) wide, wide and flat or somewhat oval in shape, tapering to a sharp dark tan, brown, or black tip. They are smooth and rigid, about ½-¾" (1.3-1.9 cm) thick, edged with teeth, light grayish- or bluish-green.
Edibility: Indigenous peoples including the Apaches prepared this agave in many different ways as a food source.
Agave parryi var. parryi on Desert-tropicals.com
Agave parryi var. parryi on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network
Agave parryi var. truncata at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
Agave parryi var. parryi on the United States Department of Agriculture's Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)
Agave parryi on the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University, Texas A&M System
Agave parryi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.