Monday, August 16, 2010

Flowering agave

Happy Cactus Monday. Hope you had a nice weekend.

These photo is taken at the Melbourne Botanical Garden.

Flowering agave © Evelyn Howard 2010

I am happy to see such an impressive flowering stalk, but sad that this agave will soon die.

Agave flowering stalk © Evelyn Howard 2010

 Agave flowers © Evelyn Howard 2010

Close-up shots of different sections of its stalk

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10 comments:

Teri C said...

These are so amazing when they flower, like the last hurrah!!

❤HCM❤

Margaret Ann said...

A masterpiece of Mother Nature...Spectacular shots! HCM!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

That looks HUGE! What an impressive plant. Nice to see that it's going out in a BANG and forever immortalized in photography. HCM!!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Beautiful pictures.. The cactus in the first picture looks like a whip!! Very cute!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is an unusual agave indeed. Love that bloom. Happy CM.

Megan said...

I feel the same way (happy & sad) when I see agaves in bloom. Awesome pictures!

Julie said...

That lower pic of all the flowering is awesome!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Boy am I behind! What a fantastic succulent. That flower stalk is wow!

jabblog said...

Incredible plant! I love the hanging planters in your earlier post, especially the crescent - gorgeous!

Melanie said...

I didn't know agaves died after they bloomed. I didn't know they bloomed :) Interesting and great photos.

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