Taxon  Report   10489 
Agave shawii  Engelm.  var. shawii 
Shaw's agave
Agave shawii var. shawii
© 2013 Keir Morse
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Agave shawii var. shawii
© 2013 Keir Morse
Agave shawii var. shawii
© 2012 Clint Scheuerman
Agave shawii var. shawii, a monocot, is a shrub that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Agave shawii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Agave shawii var. shawii
© 2013 Keir Morse
Genus: Agave
Parent Record Agave shawii
Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: coastal
Toxicity: MINOR, OXALATES, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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CNPS: Agave shawii
More information about  Agave shawii var. shawii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 15, 2018).

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