Great blooming agave, Batman!


Agave plants—the progenitors of everybody's favorite crazy juice—bloom only once in their lives—usually between 10 and 25 years of age, though certain species can take up to 100 years to bloom.

There's one blooming right now at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. If you're in the area, you can stop by and check it out.

Image not from the zoo. Taken by Flickr user limulus and used via CC