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Yalana Cotu on May 17, 2011

A beautiful picture, but this is not an agave. It may be a Dasylirion wheeleri, sometimes known as the "Desert Spoon", or the "Sotol Yucca" (though, it is not actually a "yucca", either). Dasylirion species are sometimes used to make Sotol, a distilled spirit produced in a manner very similar to way agaves are used to make mezcal in Mexico. These desert mountains are filled with such wonderful surprises! :)

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  • Uploaded on March 13, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by slakingfool
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A570 IS
    • Taken on 2008/10/12 13:03:19
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash