Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Agave americana - Agave
Edible Portion: Flower Stalk, Seeds, Shoots, Drink, Sap, Pith, Vegetable
A perennial plant up to 7.5 m tall and 2.5 m wide. It does not have a trunk and has suckers. The plants have a very sharp and tough spine at the tip of each leaf. The leaves are grey-green and occur in rings at the base. There are spines on the edges of the leaves. There are 5-8 mm long and 2-6 cm apart. The leaves are word shaped and 1-2 m long. The flowers are tubular and yellow-green. These occur on stems 6 m high.