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Century plant

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The century plant (Agave americana, originating from central america) can be frequently found in all parts of the mediterranean region. It grows many years, finally forms a inflorescence of several meters, and dies after ripening. This picture shows a injured spot on one of the thick, blue-green leaves.

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