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Leaves
American Ranch Area
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Forest Trails
DM
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Forest Trails
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Granite Lake Basin
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Forms a tight, nearly round rosette of stiff, succulent, sword-like leaves. Sends up a tall flowering stalk when the plant is 20 or more years old and then dies. New plants already formed on the root system take over.
Height: 12 - 20 inches     Width: 2 - 3 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 4500 - 8000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Yellow   Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: Y   Flowering Period: Jun - Aug
Description: Buds reddish-orange and then after opening turns yellow. Six petal-like parts to 2-1/2 inches long face skyward in large flattened terminal clusters.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Gray-green   Type: Other   Shape: Other   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Basal   Hairs: N
Description: Spatula shaped, spines on margins and large sharp spine on tip. Point on tip is darker. Leaf narrows at the base.
Spines: Y


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Black   Type: Capsule   Description: A capsule with flat, black seeds.

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