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Page Springs Agave
This rare, medium-sized, loosely clustering Agave grows compact rosettes of moderately broad, stiff, upright, bluish leaves. It is similar to Agave verdensis but holds more and narrower leaves. It is native to only a few sites in desert grassland or pinyon-juniper woodlands on rocky soils between 900 and 1200 m in Arizona. As it is found exclusively near prehistoric sites or human habitation, Agave yavapaiensis is a presumed to have originated as a domesticated plant of the Yavapai tribe after which it is named and who presumably used it for food and fiber. It produces only few seeds and is even more rare in cultivation than in its natural habitat. It is a robust, cold hardy and drought tolerant Agave that can be grown in a wide range of temperate climates.