Yucca gloriosa L.

Moundlily, Spanish Dagger, Palm Lily

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Yucca

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 11

Size: To 3' tall and wide without flower, spikes to 6' tall

Exposure: Sun


Green, lance-shaped leaves to 3' long, pointed tips, not stiff. Flower spikes with white to cream hanging flowers in summer. Well-drained soil.

Adam's Needle, with numerous flowers, branching and spreading : blossoms bell-shaped, and hanging down. Leaves sword-shaped and plaited : with a mucronated point. (Bot. Repos.)


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

Also published in Bot. Repos. 7: 473 in 1807 - Native of North America.


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