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Old 04-09-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An American agave's job is to flower once and then die.

One of the plants that called the University of Michigan home for an unexpectedly long 80 years accomplished the former last year.

Massive plant that waited 80 years to flower is taken down
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I saw that plant in person last year... quite impressive!

Here's a link that has photos...

80-year-old agave plant cut down at U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens | MLive.com
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Colonies of them are common here in the Central Valley, Foothills and Central coast of California. I seen some colonies that are a over 100 years old with one or two plants blooming every year.
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