Yucca filamentosa L.

Adam’s Needle, Bear-grass, Needle-palm

In bloom unknown cultivar

In bloom unknown cultivar

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Yucca

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 10

Size: To 3' tall and wide, flower spike to 12' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Evergreen perennial. Leaves are linear, to 3' long and 1" wide, basal, forming a rosette. The margins have long threads or filaments. Tall flower spike, to 12' tall, numerous flowers, nodding, white, 2" long.



Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 319 in 1753.

Native to the eastern US from Maryland to Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi.


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