Weirdness Wednesday – Agave americana flowers

More Tropic Florida weirdness. This looks like something from the Far Side cartoons to me. I posted a photo of the bud in mid August when this Agave americana started sending up a flower stalk:

American Agave bud

American Agave bud

Two and one half months later Рthe flower stalk is over seven feet tall and has these wonderful chartreuse flowers.

The Stalk

The Stalk

I am guessing these are florets? The flowers start out looking like rectangular budded broccoli and then bloom.

Agave Florets

Agave Florets

I am waiting to see what this plant might do next.

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