Textures - Dying Agave Bloom Stalk
This is a detail of the lower part of the stalk that literally went through the roof last spring and summer. The colors and textures continue to appeal.
DP339-2014 Posted Friday, December 5; processed December 4.
For an earlier post of the giant stalk with the blooms on and the roof off, see here: http://smu.gs/1w3PKcR
Note added in response to a couple of questions. The blooms were at the top of this very long stalk. This is near the base. You can see along the right the blue-green leaves that are slowly becoming withered and dehydrated as the plant dies. It is a very slow process, but yes, the plant does die. Seeds have been collected in the hope that some were pollinated and will sprout, and produce offspring.
Arid House, Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Title: Textures - Dying Agave Bloom Stalk
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