Century Blooms  by T. L. Allen, the Flyingtoolman on Flickr.
This plant does not live for a century despite its name. It lives for 10 to 30 years, but blooms only once at the end of its life. The blooms, or flower stalks, can reach 28 feet.

Century Blooms by T. L. Allen, the Flyingtoolman on Flickr.

This plant does not live for a century despite its name. It lives for 10 to 30 years, but blooms only once at the end of its life. The blooms, or flower stalks, can reach 28 feet.