A century plant in bloom.
century plant definition by Webster's New World
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a tropical American desert agave (Agave americana) having fleshy leaves and a tall stalk that bears greenish flowers only once after 10 to 30 years and then dies: mistakenly thought to bloom only once a century
century plant definition by American Heritage Dictionary