"standing lechugilla that fell away to the west"
Agave lechuguilla
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAgave lechuguilla - Credit: Stan Shebs

Lechuguilla is an agave native to the Chihuahuan, Coahuilan and Sonoran Deserts.

The plants are known colloquially as Shin-daggers after the very sharp, hard points on its rigid leaves, which are capable of piercing through clothing and even leather.