Agave virginica

Tony Avent
Mon, 08 Jun 2009 18:56:16 PDT

Sorry to have opened the worm can.  I agree that monocarpic isn't a 
great term for agaves, despite it's origin as Jim well described.  Some 
agave species act like bromeliads  and the rosettes die after 
flowering.  Species like A. parviflora, striata and other non-suckering 
species flower and then offset on the same stem, then start growing 
again.  Multiannual doesn't fill the niche, since the nature of the word 
seems contradictory....multi - annual.

Tony Avent
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