Taxon  Report   115 
Agave shawii  Engelm.
Coastal agave,  Shaw's agave
Agave shawii
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
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Agave shawii
© 2011 Wynn Anderson
Agave shawii
© 2006 Steve Matson
Agave shawii, a monocot, is a shrub that is native to California and Baja California.
It was included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list [2.1] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Agave shawii
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Agave
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Toxicity: MINOR, OXALATES, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
CNPS accepted name: Agave shawii var. shawii
More information about  Agave shawii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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