Blooming Update for Agave Americana 'Variegata'
Several weeks ago I posted a composite of shots of the bloom spike of this plant shooting through the roof of the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens http://smu.gs/1yVQjTN) For more than a week, blossoms on the lowest branches of the spike have been opening, releasing pollen and nectar. The latter has been dripping down and making the ground sticky and slippery. Here is another composite showing the plant's status as of last Friday.
DP203-2014 Posted July 22; created ditto from shots taken July 18
Full resolution versions of the four panels are in a gallery devoted to the arid plants in this conservatory, starting here: http://smu.gs/WwBRDH
Title: Blooming Update for Agave Americana 'Variegata'