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, Baja California.

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Agave shawii
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Agave
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: coastal
Toxicity: MINOR, OXALATES, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
CNPS accepted name: Agave shawii var. shawii
More information about  Agave shawii
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2018).

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