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Persistence - Century plant at the Grand Canyon Thunder River Trail

“The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.” Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

The name "Century Plant" is applied to several agaves. This is Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis. It appears to have been hit by a freeze as it was blooming, but since it puts all of its life into this one bloom, it has persisted.

 

Grand Canyon - Thunder River Trail - Century Plant persistance in blossoming

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Taken on May 10, 2007