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Agave americana Not to be Confused with the Tequila Variety

When I was taking Plant ID classes at Sierra College in the early 2000's, we learned about Agave americana.  My husband heard me say Agave and immediately thought of tequila. He wanted to plant one in our yard for the symbolism.  Just to be clear, the Agave here is Agave americana and the one used in producing tequila is Agave tequilana. This version is ornamental and TOUGH.  I'll never forget my teacher saying that you practically need a chain saw to trim them.  Good job on these shown here!  This was taken along Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville.  

Agave american

Agave americana

 

DeeDee

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDeeDee Riley • February 23 2014 06:58PM
Agave americana Not to be Confused with the Tequila Variety
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