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Yucca gloriosa L.
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: YUGL2
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
, 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff