Agave virginica L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Agave virginica L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Lvs in a basal rosette, lanceolate or oblanceolate, to 4 dm × 5 cm, acuminate, entire or denticulate; scape 1–2 m, bracteate, bearing a loose slender spike 2–5 dm; perianth erect or nearly so, greenish-white, tubular, 2–3 cm, the erect, narrow, triangular lobes half as long as the tube; fr subglobose. Dry sterile soil; N.C. to s. O. and s. Mo., s. to Fla. and Tex. June, July. (Manfreda v.; M. tigrina)

  • Common Names

    false aloe