Agave chrysoglossa

Another Soap Agave! According to Gentry’s “Agaves of Continental North America”, Agave chrysoglossa is closely related to Agave vilmoriniana but the leaves are flatter and straighter and the inflorescence is non-bulbiferous. From my observations of the two as they grow from seed A. chrysoglossa seems be smaller and a bit slower in growth and possibly has a more symmetrical growth habit. The plant is generally non-suckering, having an open form with relatively few, grayish-green leaves that are straight and moderately rigid. This agave is high in sapogens and is known as ‘amole’ by the locals of its native region and used as a detergent to wash cloths.
Mexico
9 to 10
3 feet x 4 feet

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