POTD: Queen Victoria Agave 9 Comments / By lgb / February 26, 2022 February 24, 2022 Queen Victoria Agave Tubac Presidio, Arizona 2022
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Amazing…and infused with light!
Thanks and I had not thought of it but yes, infused with light–in a different way than the previous series.
absolutely gorgeous!! 2 thumbs up! 🙂
Thanks Kathy. 👍👍😁
Do you know how this plant got its name?
Not a clue. A good guess perhaps might be that some British botanist on an early expedition “discovered” the plant and named it after the Queen.
O.K. I googled it and got this from plantcaretoday.com: “The plant’s specific epithet was given to it by Thomas Moore a botanist and English gardener in the 1800s. He named the plant in honor of Queen Victoria who reigned over the United Kingdom and Ireland from the early 1800s until the early 1900s. This plant’s common names include: Queen Victoria Century Plant.” So my guess was pretty good, although it is not clear what kind of expedition Mr. Moore might have been on–perhaps just to some royal garden in London.
Of course…more honor for the Great Lady!