soapweed yucca Agavaceae Yucca glauca
Leaf:Evergreen, flexible and narrowly strap-like, up to 2 1/2 feet long and 1/2 inch wide, yellow-green on both surfaces, the leaf margins fibrous and white, tips sharp pointed.
Flower:Bell-shaped, 1 1/2 inch long, purple to creamy white, nodding, in upright clusters that approach 4 feet tall, appearing late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Woody creamy white to brown capsules borne on the woody inflorescence, approximately 2 inches long, ripening in late summer.
Bark:Gray-brown, nostly covered with brown dead leaves.
Form:Dense, mounded clumps of leaves that reach 4 feet in height, but with upright inflorescences much taller.