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121807ScottsdaleArizonaMP790

SHOT 12/18/2007 - A shadow of a tree cast on a leaf of a Shaw's Century Plant (Agave Shawii). The plant is indigenous to the Baja, Mexico area. Chiefly Mexican, they occur also in the southern and western United States and in central and tropical South America. The plants have a large rosette of thick fleshy leaves generally ending in a sharp point and with a spiny margin; the stout stem is usually short, the leaves apparently springing from the root. The Desert Botanical Garden is a 50 acre (20 ha) botanical garden located within Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Founded in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. Of special note are the rich collections of agave (176 taxa) and cacti (10,350 plants in 1,350 taxa), especially the Opuntia sub-family. The Desert Botanical Garden has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride..(Photo by Marc Piscotty/ © 2007)

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SHOT 12/18/2007 - A shadow of a tree cast on a leaf of a Shaw's Century Plant (Agave Shawii). The plant is indigenous to the Baja, Mexico area. Chiefly Mexican, they occur also in the southern and western United States and in central and tropical South America. The plants have a large rosette of thick fleshy leaves generally ending in a sharp point and with a spiny margin; the stout stem is usually short, the leaves apparently springing from the root. The Desert Botanical Garden is a 50 acre (20 ha) botanical garden located within Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Founded in 1939, the garden now has more than 21,000 plants, including 139 species which are rare, threatened or endangered. Of special note are the rich collections of agave (176 taxa) and cacti (10,350 plants in 1,350 taxa), especially the Opuntia sub-family. The Desert Botanical Garden has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride..(Photo by Marc Piscotty/ © 2007)