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Agave tequilana (Agaveaceae)
The tequila is probably the most recognized varieties along side the sisalana that provides the fibrous innards that can be harvested by grinding the broad leaves.
Agave's center of origin is from Mexico and is widely grown as an ornamental with there being over 200 species.
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"The Agave Page"http://succulent-plant.com/families/agavaceae.html
Accessed on 11-25-2014
"Agave Nectar, Good or Bad?" http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/ Accessed on 11-25-2014
"Agave - Century Plant" http://www.plantdelights.com/Agave-for-sale/buy-Century-Plant/Century-Plant/Agaves/?view_all Accessed on 11-26-2014