Agave ovatifolia In Bloom

Agave ovatifolia in bloom at the Huntington this week.
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Some of the flowers were open.
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Some were not.
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Nearby, a butterfly in the Dyckia.  
Agraulis vanillae, Gulf Fritillary.
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The Gulf Fritillary uses Passiflora exclusively as hosts for their caterpillars, but gladly sips nectar gladly from other plant genera. 
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Comments

  1. These photos look like magic, especially with that butterfly which I have never seen before. What a beauty!

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  2. Spectacular photos of the agave an flowers, do they have a lovely fragrance?
    Beautiful butterfly images and yellow blossoms.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. There's nothing in the garden quite so dramatic, beautiful, sad, structural, amazing as an agave in bloom. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  4. Awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping coolness, Hoover! I feel like Outlaw said it perfectly.

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  5. Seeing your bees (or hummingbirds) going after the blooms in mid-air is my favorite part. Like a lofty tower of sweets only they can attain?

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  6. Amazing. Nature is the coolest.

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