Another fine subject from the Huntington Library Desert Garden. This is in the agave family and is officially named Agave Parryi and commonly called Mescal. It is a cactus / succulent that originates from Mexico. It grows about 2 to 3 feet tall and about 3 to 4 feet wide. When fully mature it will send up a flower stock over 10 feet tall with orange buds and yellow flowers.
The blue green color of the leaves make this a beautiful cactus in any cactus garden. Here it boldly stands out against all of the surrounding cactus green. The surrounding green was darkened down to add contrast to this photo and to emphasize the agave coloring.
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