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Yucca gloriosa L.
USDA Symbol: YUGL2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(I)
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff