Conifer at sunset

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Nywrecker
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Conifer at sunset
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Shot a few weeks ago in West TX. I tried to find the name of this odd shaped tree but struck out.

nevada5
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Not a conifer

Agave Americana

I call them a Yucca but Agave may not actually be a Yucca.

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Erik Ohlson
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Re: Not a conifer

nevada5 wrote:

Agave Americana

I call them a Yucca but Agave may not actually be a Yucca.

Yes, an agave bloom stalk in a dramatic image.

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Re: Not a conifer

Erik Ohlson wrote:

nevada5 wrote:

Agave Americana

I call them a Yucca but Agave may not actually be a Yucca.

Yes, an agave bloom stalk in a dramatic image.

I thought agaves grew of the ground without a stalk and were similar to the aloe.

It was indeed a dramatic sunset and a nice setting for the silhouetted agave.

Erik Ohlson
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Re: Not a conifer

Both agaves ans aloes grow as a cluster id triangular leaves - often just that or decades, and when they reach a certain stage of maturity, they send up a stalk with flowers, and then seeds.

Often that effort "kills" the plant even though in some cases, little new plants arise from some of the roots, in addition ti new plants from the seeds.

These are tough plants and figure out ways to survive.

Still love the photo,

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Rodger1943
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Re: Conifer at sunset

A great looking image.

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