The Maguey Is a moderately large plant with gray to light green leaves with a long terminal spine and a long-term growth rate. It can reach 90 cm in diameter. The flower stem can reach up to 18 feet and grow as rapidly as a foot a day at certain stages. The plant dies before the yellow flower reaches full bloom.


  • Title: Agave scabra
  • Creator: Nicolás Sánchez-Mejorada Girault
  • Location Created: Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza, Coahuila.
  • Type: Photograph
  • Contributor: Héctor Fernando Arocha Garza
  • Rights: Nicolás Sánchez-Mejorada Girault, Genesis 4C

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