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Re: Emergency room

The tip of the leaf is a thorn of considerable size, which skewered the short one. These are thorns that are not easily broken off. They are the end of the fibers [sisal] that run the length of the leaves.

The edges of the leaves, however, are decorated with small thorns that are easily broken off. So if you brush against the side of the leaf, you can spend a bit of time with tweezers and alcohol. It is a great looking plant, however, which is why idiots like myself grow it.

On Sunday, May 9, 2004, at 08:28 PM, Donna wrote:

Cool plant!... are the entire edges sharp or just the ending points Jim?


Thanks, David. It's a nasty, but neat looking, plant. Grows in SoCal
and maybe in your area, too. Here's a link to a good picture of it.

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