|The Golden Flowered Agave is a member of
the agave family (what did you expect?).
large agave has bluish green leaves to 20 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 6000 feet in
Native Americans roasted the
flower stalk of the Golden Flowered Agave for food.
The plant blooms only once during its lifetime. When
the plant reaches maturity, it produces a large flower stalk,
which grows to 20 feet in height. The stalk produces clusters of up to
300 yellow flowers between June and August. After blooming, the plant
begins to whither and die.