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Sonoran Desert Plants
Agave deserti ssp.simplex (Desert Agave,mezcal,lechuguilla)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Agave deserti ssp.simplex

 Agave deserti ssp.simplex

 Agave deserti ssp.simplex

 Agave deserti ssp.simplex

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: succulent
Leaf Description: basal succulent stiff
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: June
Spines: spineless
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Abundance: spotty,widespread
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 10 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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