Agave bovicornuta Gentry, is a plant in the genus Agave, native to mountainous regions in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Sinaloa. The common name Cowhorn Agave and the specific epithet refer to the prominent red spines along the edges of the leaves. Other common names include "lechguilla verde"
The plant forms a solitary rosette with no suckers. Yellowish-green flowers are borne on a stalk up to 150 cm tall. The Tarahumara peoples who live in the region where the plant is found sometimes eat the leaves although they consider it inferior to other species.
Agave bovicornuta in the San Francisco Botanical Garden
- H.S. Gentry, Publications of the Carnegie Institute of Washington 527: (Rio Mayo Plants) 92, tab. 15, fig. 1. 942.
- "Agave bovicornuta". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
- C. Pennington. 1963. The Tarahumar of Mexico: their material culture. University of Utah Press.
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