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Utah Agave (Agave utahensis)

Natural History

Utah Agave is a member of the Agave Family. It has has green leaves to 14 inches in length with teeth on the edges and a very sharp point. Leaves grow from a central location to form a large rosette. The plant can typically be found growing on foothills and in mountains and canyons between 3000 and 5000 feet in elevation.

Utah Agave was utilized for food and as source of the beverage mescal by Native Americans.

Utah Agave blooms between May - July and produces a towering flower stalk with bright yellow flowers that can grow to 15 feet in height. The plant dies after sending up the stalk and producing seeds.

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