Daily Postcard: Century Plant Blooms In White Rock

Daily Postcard: A century plant blooms at a residence on Bryce Street in White Rock. Although it is called a century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spread around 6–10 feet with gray-green leaves of 3–5 feet long, each with a prickly margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce deeply. Near the end of its life, the plant sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach up to 30 feet tall. Its common name derives from its semelparous nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces advaentitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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