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Agave Sacred Mountain was originally discovered near Montezuma Castle in 1995. Eight years later additional stands were found near Sacred Mountain and subsequently identified as a separate species that may have been a “signature’ plant for prehistoric Verde Valley farmers.

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Living Archaeology: Unique agaves seen as remnants of ancient gardens

If some were to tell you they had found a garden growing in the middle of nowhere that appeared to have been growing unattended for at least 600 years, you'd be more than skeptical.