All have the Agave lechuguilla label!
I was on a tight schedule and a I tight budget (always!), so I bought the most variegated and in my mind most un lechuguilla-like specimen.
On the way home, I kept thinking, this is probably a mislabeled Agave lophantha; something I've already got tons of. But here's what I saw:
Geeez...not even close! A. lophantha is on the left. What's going on here?
That night I thought, there was another one with a darker, hunter green color and lighter stripe.
It certainly was pretty. I should have bought it...it was the only one left.
Ugh! Bet it's already gone. I didn't sleep well.
It was still there! Whew! I brought it home and left the 'real' shin daggers alone.
They are a very common agave in West Texas that no one much thinks about when landscaping.
But the mystery remains...what are these agaves?
I love a good mystery, don't you?
Anyone have a clue?