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Old 08-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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Thanks Don and Doug,
Only the one, they're shy little beasties.
Strange looking plants that bite if you're not careful. The bottom leaves end in about inch and half thorns that will go through a leather glove. As my neighbor says 'everything around here bites, stings, stabs or a combination of them'.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:01 PM
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There was a Century Plant just outside of Fresno that I used to see on my way up to Pine flat dam.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:40 PM
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We have a few Century plants here, but tend to find them more in the lower elevations towards Phoenix.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:36 AM
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Lord knows where my Dad sourced it from, but we had a huge Yucca plant in our front garden in Romford, UK. I'll never forget that towering flower it sends up in the Spring ... and many a nasty wound resulted from us kids breaking off the leaves to use as swords.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:35 AM
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I remember in my travels through the desert Southwest there being some kind of cactus plant with clusters of white spiney things that seemed to reach out and grab you as you walked by.
Hurt like H-E-double-hockey-sticks when you pulled them off.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:07 PM
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Had a scorpion jump at me when I opened the mailbox this morning to put a bill in. Had a couple of medium sizes one in the house and 2 or 3 baby ones this summer, but still haven't seen that many.
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Harbor Freight Tools sells Blacklight Flashlights for under 10 Dollars. You can use one to spot scorpions (UV makes them glow) and other crawlies when you go out for a late evening walk. And don't forget to shake your shoes before you put them on in the morning!
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:56 PM
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Don't really go out for late evening walks, unless I need to make a phone call and then I walk in the middle of the street (4th house from the end). I need to get up to the light pole on the left usually to get a signal.

Walking down the street to the highway can get a bit dangerous at night with all the loose running dogs, no sidewalks and minimal lighting with too fast drivers. The right photo is looking down the hill, that's my mailbox on the right.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:00 PM
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You really do live at the edge of no where.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:19 AM
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The Yucca plant looks very similar to a sisal plant. Same family or species?
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:42 PM
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at6, 'edge of no where' sounds like a Dwight Yoakam song or one of Pink Floyd's space songs. If you take the entire Globe-Miami area of Gila County its maybe 18,000 population in area of 35 sq mi. If you could continue pass the end of the street due south, you really wouldn't get into a town until Tucson about a 140 miles.

Kevin, I think they're in the same sub-family, so close cousins, plus adapting to about the same climate and terrain.
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