Thu Jun 30, 2022

Long-awaited bloom of the Cerro Gordo ‘century plant’ to happen any moment

The towering Agave americana or “century plant” — standing well over 10 feet tall — outside the Cerro Gordo Fire and Rescue Station is about to bloom any time now, says Assistant Chief Garrett Floyd. Staff photo by Joseph Williams

While spring has certainly already sprung in Columbus County, it’s still not every day that you get to see the exotic “century plant” bloom. 

The name is misleading; however, such an event could still be as infrequent as once every 25 years.

According to Assistant Chief Garrett Floyd, the towering

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