One of the smaller Agave parryi varieties, this plant produces many offsets, which form large clumps of flat-topped rosettes. The leaves are slender and blue-green to gray in color. It has narrower leaves than the other varieties of Agave parryi. The tall, branching flower stalk has yellow flowers. Native to southeastern New Mexico and west Texas, it occurs on rocky limestone slopes from 1400-7000 feet in elevation. Plant in full sun in cooler climates, but provide some protection from the afternoon sun and supplemental water in low deserts.