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Agave Lechuguilla plant (Juan Ignacio via Flickr)

In the 17th century, Spanish explorers couldn't travel at night because this plant. In the 19th century, a Texas Ranger wrote that, "everything stings, scratches, or bites." Today, it's a hiker's nemesis. What plant are we talking about? Nature Notes today discusses the pros and cons of the agave lechuguilla.

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