Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona
Century plants bloom every summer across Arizona, but
you'd be hard-pressed to find more spectacular displays than those
on the slopes of Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts. There are many species
of century plant. These happen to be Agave chrysantha. The plants
tend to grow at middle elevations, but if you continue to the summit of
Mt. Ord you can wander among pines as you enjoy sweeping views in
all directions. There are also many awesome century plants atop
nearby Iron Dike (just across State Route 87), although I found
the best photo ops to actually be on the slopes of Mt. Ord.

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    The view from Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona, at twilight.   Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plant at sunset (Agave chrysantha) atop Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts. of southern Arizona    

Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona.   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona.   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plant (Agave chrysantha) atop Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts. of southern Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona

Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Prickly Pear cactus and Century plants (Agave chrysantha)at sunset on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century Plants in Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona.

  Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plant (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona  

Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona.     Century plant (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona   Century plants (Agave chrysantha) on Mt. Ord in the Mazatzal Mts., Arizona