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Within weeks, these buds on the agave will turn to flowers. The flowers will then fall, and the plant will die.

What's really up on Beacon Hill

50-year-old plant starts its blooming finale

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / July 11, 2006

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High above the roof decks of Beacon Hill, a green stem that looks like something out of ``Jack and the Beanstalk" is growing heavenward, unfurling its narrow, budding branches with the city skyline as its backdrop. (Full article: 1029 words)

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