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Agave attenuata - Foxtail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave


Agave attenuata - Foxtail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave (Agave attenuata - Foxtail Agave, Swan's Neck Agave)

These Foxtail Agave Plants were blooming just on the east side of the Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. These plants are extremely common...many times naturalizing in San Diego and other cities in California. Photo taken Feb. 16, 2010.



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They're such a fascinating plant ... don't they look just like a swan's neck!

26 Feb, 2010

 

amazing Delonix...i have never seen photos of these before..thanks..;-)

26 Feb, 2010

 

Stunning pic !

26 Feb, 2010

 

I haven't seen them before either,and agree with Bernieh...Oh,I have just noticed The description of this Agave.Must pay attention :o))

26 Feb, 2010

 

they do look like swans Bernieh, lovely

26 Feb, 2010

 

Amazing............

26 Feb, 2010

 

I wonder why they grow like this?

26 Feb, 2010

 

They do look fantastic...
Are you sure someone didn't nip round one night and bend them over...Lol...:o)))

26 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for the comments! : > )

Bernieh:

They do look like a swan's neck...don't they? : > )

Sandra:

I have several pics of this plant posted on GoY. They are so very common here.

Andrewr:

They bloom like this because all the flowers will develop little plantlets...then they drop to the ground and grow.

Mushybanna:

They initially grow upright, until the plantlets start developing from the flowers on top...then the weight pulls the top down.

27 Feb, 2010

 

this photo just shows them off so well....;-)

27 Feb, 2010

 

That makes sense then

27 Feb, 2010

 

Sandra:

Thanks! : > )

Andrewr:

I'm glad I answered your question.

28 Feb, 2010



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