POTD: Queen Victoria Agave

Queen Victoria Agave
Tubac Presidio, Arizona


9 thoughts on “POTD: Queen Victoria Agave”

    1. 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.

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