Agave utahensis or Nevada agave is an uncommon variety of agave native to the American southwest. Agaves are known for their resilience and low maintenance, allowing them to thrive in hot and arid climates with very little water. Agaves grow slowly and take years to mature, but yield edible fruit and their bodies can be used to obtain fiber. Among the Navajo, the agave is used to make blankets. The Followers of the Apocolypse in the Mojave were researching agave (along with other local flora) as an alternative to scarce pre-war medical supplies but yielded little fruitful results.
- The Courier: "You don't sound too enthusiastic about it."
Arcade Gannon: "I'm enthusiastic about helping people, but nihil novi sub sole."
The Courier: "Nihi-what?"
Arcade Gannon: "Oh. Sorry. "There is nothing new under the sun." If agave and mesquite were that miraculous, the locals would have figured it out a few thousand years ago."
(Arcade Gannon's dialogue)