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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Agave utahensis''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Agave utahensis''<br>
 
'''Common Name:''' Clark Mountain Agave</h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Clark Mountain Agave</h3>
Grey-green leaves with hooked white spines on edges form large clumps of small (1') rosettes. Flower stalk rises 7 feet from center of basal rosette. Host plant for the Mojave Giant Skipper butterfly.<br>
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:Grey-green leaves with hooked white spines on edges form large clumps of small (1') rosettes. Flower stalk rises 7 feet from center of basal rosette. Host plant for the Mojave Giant Skipper butterfly.
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Agavaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Agavaceae
  
'''Plant Type:''' Succulent
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:'''Plant Type:''' Succulent
  
'''Height by Width:''' 1-2' H x 1-6' W (flower stalk to 7' H)
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:'''Height by Width:''' 1-2' H x 1-6' W (flower stalk to 7' H)
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Rosette
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Rosette
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
  
'''Water Requiremenets:''' Drought-tolerant to infrequent
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to infrequent
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 10 degrees F
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 10 degrees F
  
'''Flower Season:''' Spring
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring
  
'''Flower Color:''' Yellow
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:'''Flower Color:''' Yellow
  
'''Endangered?''' List 4/ RED 1-2-2
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:'''Endangered?:''' List 4/ RED 1-2-2
  
'''Distribution:''' Eastern Mojave Desert
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:'''Distribution:''' Eastern Mojave Desert
  
'''Natural Habitat:''' Dry, stony limestone slopies, 3,000-5,000'
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Dry, stony limestone slopies, 3,000-5,000'
  
'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Birds:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Butterflies:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Slope/Erosion:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Container:''' TRUE<br>
 
  
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
  
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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:* Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. ''Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots''. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
  
'''Links'''<br>
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Latest revision as of 03:08, 27 September 2009

Botanical Name: Agave utahensis
Common Name: Clark Mountain Agave

Grey-green leaves with hooked white spines on edges form large clumps of small (1') rosettes. Flower stalk rises 7 feet from center of basal rosette. Host plant for the Mojave Giant Skipper butterfly.

Plant Family: Agavaceae
Plant Type: Succulent
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1-6' W (flower stalk to 7' H)
Growth Habit: Rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to infrequent
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 4/ RED 1-2-2
Distribution: Eastern Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Dry, stony limestone slopies, 3,000-5,000'

Hummingbird iconA.jpg Container iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History


Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
Links