Calflora
Taxon  Report   10489    
Agave shawii  Engelm.  var. shawii 
Shaw's agave
Agave shawii var. shawii, a monocot, is a shrub that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Agave shawii
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: AGAVACEAE  
Genus: Agave
Parent: Agave shawii
Toxicity: MINOR, OXALATES, DERMATITIS

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Agave shawii
More information about  Agave shawii var. shawii
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

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Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2019).