October 12, 2022

Desert Plants: Agave

Scientists have identified more than 250 types of agaves in North America, some of them grow right here in Arizona
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Scientists have identified more than 250 types of agaves in North America, and some of them grow in different parts of Arizona. Experts say the plants are important for pollinators such as bats and bees, and may also be used by other species such as mammals. During certain times of the year, the inconspicuous plant may put on a dramatic and colorful display with its blooms on long stalks.

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