Large Photo of Manfreda maculosa Agave maculosa
Common Name Texas Tuberose, Rattlesnake Agave, Spice Lily
Latin Name Agave maculosa
Native Habitat Southern Texas, northeastern Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns, Fire Retardant
Leaves Evergreen, green with reddish spots
Garden Suitability NA
Ornamental Value Pale flowers on stem, spotted green leaves
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Leaves and stalks baked and eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.gardeninginarizona.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Agave_maculosa.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64508/
    Images and data http://www.gardeninginarizona.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Agave_maculosa.html
    Nursery, images and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3134
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Manfreda%20maculosa&sref=443421
    Images and data http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week311.shtml
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MAMA7
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