Calflora
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
Family: AGAVACEAE  
Genus: Agave
Parent: Agave shawii
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub

Toxicity: MINOR, OXALATES, DERMATITIS

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Agave shawii
More information about  Agave shawii var. shawii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).