Swan Neck Agave

A favorite variety of Agave, the Swan Neck or Foxtail Agave blooms throughout winter in Southern California. The large bent inflorescence can be over 5 feet tall and arches towards the ground. A west coast favorite, these unique Agave are native to Mexico– from the areas of Jalisco and Michoacán states. Despite a multitude of types- this agave is special for its curved flower and lack of thorny spikes on the leaves. The beautiful multi-leaf rosettes take multiple years to flower but add great curb appeal year round. Watch the stemmed inflorescence flower continually over several weeks, bringing hummingbirds and butterflies- they are a favorite for bees too!

WHERE TO FIND THEM ON THE BIKE PATH:

-West side of dirt bike track, North of Via del Norte.

-West side of bike path at the top of Bonair Street where the path narrows.

-West side of the bike path before the Palomar street bridge.

-All along the bike path and beach neighborhoods

Scientific nameAgave attenuata

Order:Asparagales

Family:Asparagaceae

Subfamily:Agavoideae

Genus:Agave

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