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Yucca gloriosa

Yucca gloriosa L.

Moundlily yucca

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: YUGL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (I)

Evergreen shrub or in cultivation a small tree with stout, unbranched trunks, often clustered, and with bayonetlike leaves crowded and spreading at top.

Introduced into Europe around 1550 and one of the most common yuccas in cultivation. Varieties have leaves with yellow or white stripes. The common name apparently refers to its occurrence on sand mounds and to the lilylike flowers.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC
Native Distribution: NE. North Carolina to SE. Georgia and extreme NE. Florida, near sea level.
Native Habitat: Coastal sand dunes, beaches, and borders of brackish marshes. Rare and local.

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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