yucca Agavaceae Yucca filamentosa L. Listen to the Latin symbol: YUFI Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, stiff and sword-like to slightly flexible and strap-like, up to 2 1/2 feet long and 1 to 3 inches wide, parallel veins, the leaf margins of younger leaves bearing fibrous white strands or filaments.
Flower: Very attractive, creamy white, bell-shaped, 6-petaled, approximately 2 1/2 inch-wide, borne on a 3-6 foot tall upright woody inflorescence. Flowers appearing once between June and August.
Fruit: Capsules borne upright on the woody inflorescence, approximately 2 inches long, initially green and drying to brown.
Form: Dense, mounded clumps of leaves that reach 4 feet in height, but with upright inflorescences much taller.
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Additional Range Information:
Yucca filamentosa is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting yucca.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
Horticulture
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