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Clark Mountain Agave
Agave utahensis var. nevadensis
  
About Clark Mountain Agave (Agave utahensis var. nevadensis) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Nevada Agave (Agave utahensis var. nevadensis) is a rare native perennial herb or shrub in the Agavaceae family. It is one of two recognized varieties of Agave utahensis, both of which are rare. Var. nevadensis is restricted to the desert mountains of eastern San Bernardino County at elevations from 3,000-5,200 feet. Due to its limited distribution, it is included on CNPS list 4.2. Agave utahensis is smaller, occurs farther north, at higher elevations, and is more cold tolerant than the other two native agaves in California. Like other agaves, it is armed with formidable spines and flowers after many years of growth, then the plant dies but clonal pups remain. The inflorescence is 5-13 ft. tall. The flowers are yellow-green and the fruit is a dry capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub, Succulent

Size
Size
1.5 ft tall
1.5 ft wide

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Green, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Agave utahensis is host plant to the Mojave Giant-Skipper butterfly

 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Extremely Low, Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -10° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Sandy, gravelly limestone. Soil PH: 7.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Limestone ridges and outcrops in the Mojave desert

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.1" - 13.4", Summer Precipitation: 1.82" - 3.22", Coldest Month: 39.5" - 51.2", Hottest Month: 61.2" - 74.7", Humidity: 4.93" - 27.66", Elevation: 3521" - 7338"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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