Mojave yucca Agavaceae Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies Listen to the Latin symbol: YUSC2 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, stiff and sword-like, numerous at the ends of branches, 12 to 24 inches long, sharp pointed tip, edges fibrous, blue-green to yellow-green, with up-curled edges.
Flower: Bell-shaped, 1 1/2 inch long, creamy white and often purple-tinged, crowded on long stalks on an upright branched cluster 1 1/2 feet tall, appearing in spring to early summer.
Fruit: Green changing to dark brown capsule, 3 to 4 inches long, 1 inch in diameter, 6 celled, initially fleshy and becoming leathery, maturing late summer.
Bark: Gray-brown, initially covered with brown dead leaves, later irregularly rough and scaly to ridged.
Form: Picturesque, typically with a single, short trunk and a few spreading limbs, reaching up to 20 feet tall.

Looks like: Joshua tree - banana yucca - soaptree yucca - Torrey's yucca
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Additional Range Information:
Yucca schidigera is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Mojave yucca.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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