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Chino Hills Agave - Updated 5/3

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Chino Hills Agave - Updated 5/3  Reply with quote

Update 4/19  The side stalks have spread out from the main stalk. We should have blooms soon.  By the way, if it looks like a giant asparagus, that is because it is. Agaves are in the asparagus family.








If you spend much time in Chino Hills SP, you have likely seen the large agave growing at the very western end of Telegraph Canyon. The agave is doing its once in a lifetime bloom. We saw the beginning of the main stalk on March 7 and now the very first signs of the flowering side stalks have appeared. After the bloom, the plant dies.  So, this is a relatively rare event. See it if you can. Here are some pictures.

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Beginning side stalk


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting the time lapse. Pretty interesting stuff. I learned something.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Update 4/25 Reply with quote

April 25 The side stalks have become more prominent and blooming is close.




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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 11:39 am    Post subject: Updated 5/3 Reply with quote

Update 5/3 The agave is nearly ready to bloom. The trident tip of the side stalks have spread apart and small bud-like protrusions are visible.






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