Yucca gloriosa L.
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: YUGL2
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: 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.
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff