Monday, February 25, 2008

CADEREYTA, Queretaro--Growing up along the Texas/Mexico border, I've been lucky enough to see different species of the Maguey plant, which many times is used to produce Mexican liquors like mezcal. But never in my life have I seen the plant flower like this. This species is commonly known as the Century Plant because it takes about that long for it to flower. Seeing it up close was amazing. The thin stalk can grow up to 10-14 feet high. We found this unique native Mexico plant growing in the Cadereyta Regional Botanical Garden.

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