Taxon  Report   115    
Agave shawii  Engelm.
Coastal agave,  Shaw's agave
Agave shawii
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Agave shawii
© 2006 Steve Matson
Agave shawii
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Agave shawii, a monocot, is a shrub that is native to California, Baja California.

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Agave shawii
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
Genus: Agave
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub


Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Agave shawii var. shawii

More information about  Agave shawii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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