Agave shawii is a rosette forming succulent, it can be either solitary or form clonal colonies. It typically flowers it late spring or early summer, though it can flower during fall in years of heavy summer rain. Agave shawii can grow for 20-40 years before producing a 15 inflorescence of purple-red bracts and tubular yellow flowers.
Agave shawii—Agave de la costa. Included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list [2.1] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere). Agave shawii—Agave de la costa There is also a population at Point Loma although the natural provenance of this patch is questionable. Our Agave shawii blooms nearly every year now. Photographed at Regional Parks Botanic Garden located in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, CA. Photo Credit: John Rusk © 2017
Shaw’s Agave – Agave shawii Photo Credit: Matti and Megan © 2011
Photo Credit: Geir K. Edland © 2010
Photo Credit: Damien Lasater @ San Diego Zoo
Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo ©
Agave shawii grows in coastal sage scrub and chaparral communities.
Ecological relationships are unknown.
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