Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Dying Agave

Agave, Borgo San Jacopo, Livorno
Near the end of its life the agave sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach a total height of up to 9 meters.

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15 comments:

William Kendall said...

Quite a stark backdrop for it.

Revrunner said...

A little bit of paradise in the middle of the city.

Stefan Jansson said...

Maybe a new tree will grow there soon?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Wow! It outgrew the building.
Wonder how long it will live.
Please revisit it.

Janis
GDP

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful green and yellow colors !

EG CameraGirl said...

It's incredible that they grow so tall! It makes a great final statement!

Sharon Anck said...

That's a pretty common sight where I come from but, it makes me smile every time I see one.

cieldequimper said...

I wonder what it's dying of...

VP said...

Janis - I will do that!
ciel - Age, it is a normal reproductive cycle for this plant.

Marleen said...

I didn't know that. It's huge!

RedPat said...

Sad and wonderful at the same time!

Halcyon said...

Impressive! Didn't know these grew in Livorno.

Birdman said...

Going up!

Jack said...

What a way to die!

orvokki said...

Very fond of tries to cope.