Agave  pelona Full size picture of Agave, Mescal Pelon (Agave pelona)
Common Name Mescal Pelon
Latin Name Agave pelona
Native Habitat Sonoran Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Thorns
Leaves Evergreen, gray-green
Garden Suitability Sonoran, Fire Retardant
Ornamental Value White bloom on stem in early spring, light green leaves (monocarpic)
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Leaves and stalks baked and eaten, dried leaves pounded and made into carrying bags, sandals, nets, cordage, bow strings, thorns used as awls in basket weaving, used to make mescal
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