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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Photo taken in Silver City, NM 88061, USA
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