Dasylirion wheeleri / Lily Family
Las Cruces, NM
Oct. 4, 2008
I stood next to this Sotol (pron. "so tall" and it is So Tall!) to give some prospective to its height. I'm holding a dead flower stalk. The flowers bloom in the spring. The leaves have sharp, serrated hooks on the edges that could do some serious damage to bare skin. I never did wear shorts while hiking out there!
Photo by Sara W.