Yucca glauca Nutt.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Yucca glauca Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Caudex very short, sometimes prostrate; lvs widely radiating, stiff, linear, to 8 dm, rarely over 1 cm wide, fibrous along the white margin, gradually tapering to a short slender spine; infl racemose or with a few short branches, rising to 1–2 m, its base not or scarcely elevated above the lvs; tep ovate to lanceolate, 4–5 cm, usually acute; fr prismatic, 5–7 cm; seeds 8–10 mm. Dry prairies and plains; w. Io. and Mo. to Mont., Wyo., Ariz., and Tex. June (Y. arkansana)

  • Common Names