Sunday, November 11, 2007

Spikey Protection

This is an agave plant as viewed from above. As you can see, its spiny leaves grow outward from the center is concentric circles. Each leaf is tipped with a hard, sharp point in order to protect is water-rich flesh from foraging animals. Agave are very common in the American Southwest as well as northern Mexico. To me it's a perfect symbol for the Arizona Desert.

3 comments:

Bucefalo said...

This photo has one natural graphical fantastic, you're best!

Mike said...

I ,ove those architectural plants. Nice angle.

Barbara said...

Nice photo.