Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Agave americana L.
AGAVACEAE
century plant, american agave
Unknown, Minor problem species
Origin: Central and North America
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: robust perennial with giant rosettes of stiff, spine-tipped leaves, with numerous teeth (to 1cm long) along their margins. The flowers are carried on stems up to 7m tall and are produced in summer, with plants flowering only once then dying soon after. It forms thickets by suckering
Key Features: spines on the margins of its leaves (c.f A. sisalana)
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