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The Reveal: Part 1

October 3, 2010

Voila!

You see it, don’t you? The agave potatorum that I first posted about in early August, has finally begun to bloom! Well, sort of … actually, only the lowest, largest bud cluster has opened, and only slightly. Still, I can finally stop worrying that my most-prized agave has something wrong with it. With hatpin-like stamens shooting out of the buds I’m now sure the full blossoms can’t be far behind …

Hello!

A lovely shade of yellow-green, the stamens hint at the color of the blossoms to come. With the bud-opening, the stalk itself has stopped growing; like last week, it remains 90″-long. I’m not entirely surprised that the agave’s choosing now to bloom: it’s had a dramatic bent since it suddenly shot out a foot-long stalk in early August. Now, three months-on, it’s decided the thunder, lightning and rain of the last few days were a suitable introduction for its flower show. More stamens, and the proper petals, should be presenting themselves in the next few days … I’ll post on them as they do!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2010 12:01 am

    Great shot!

  2. reubix1 permalink*
    October 4, 2010 12:16 am

    Thanks, but I’m running out of ideas and positions for shooting this plant!

  3. Megan permalink
    October 6, 2010 12:49 am

    It sure is taking its sweet time. Can’t wait to see it open up for you. My little guy is happy 🙂

    • reubix1 permalink*
      October 6, 2010 1:43 am

      Believe me, the suspense is killing me!

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