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Manfreda sileri Verhoek-Williams
USDA Symbol: masi
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Herbaceous member of the agave family with rosette of basal leaves and somewhat woody flowering stalk. Leaves light green to blue green with brownish spots, somewhat succulent (as in other Manfreda species), up to 16 inches long and 2 inches wide
flowering stalk typically 6-7 feet tall. Flowers with a waxy, greenish tube usually about 1/2 inch long capped by 6 recurved perianth lobes. Stamens exerted at least 11/2 inches beyond perianth. Growing separately or in colonies, in open areas, on clay soil.
Flowering spring to midsummer. Flowers yellow and fragrant. Rosette evergreen and succulent making it a nice accent plant. Flowers are very unusual.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
TX USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitUse Wildlife: Fragrant flowers emit their fragrance at night attracting moths as pollinators. Finches and sparrows eat seed.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies , Hummingbirds
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1315
Collected 2013-08-22 in Hildago County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: JSC