Entry from US English dictionary
A succulent desert plant (Agave lecheguilla) of Mexico, with pointed basal leaves and a tall flower spike. It is a principal source of ixtle.
- In several areas along the waterway, springs support a rich wetland flora, yet on dry terraces only fifteen feet above the wetlands grow plants of the desert: lechuguilla, ocotillo, San Angelo yucca, and Turk's head.
- The succulent, yellow-green rosettes of lechuguilla are widely suckering.
- Although the lechuguilla has proven to be quite interesting, I would never recommend it for the average garden.
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