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Marcus, Joseph A.
Yucca constricta Buckley
Buckley yucca, Buckley's yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: yuco
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Occasional in brushy and open areas. Stem below the leaves often not present; when present more or less prostrate. Leaves stiff, sharp pointed, up to 2 feet long by 5/8 inch wide, with white fibers curling from their margins, clustered at the ends of stems or at the ground line. Flowers showy, greenish white, bell shaped, up to 2 inches long by 1 inch wide, borne in a large, branched cluster on a tall stalk, the stalk and flowers combined as much as 10 feet tall. Fruit a capsule up to 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, opening from the tip.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
Open woodlands, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Cold Tolerant:
Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay Conditions Comments:
Large cluster of white flowers held high above symmetrical clumping crown of narrow, graceful but thin leaves. Does not transplant well even in young stage. Best grown from seeds or container grown plants. Yuccas make a dramatic statement or accent in the landscape and they are water-wise. Plant is well drained soil and do not over water. Deer eat the flowers spike
if they have the opportunity. Best bloom in full sun.
Showy, Blooms ornamental, Accent tree
or shrub Use Wildlife:
Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Larval Host:
Yucca giant skipper butterfly Nectar Source:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MJM-1
Collected 2009-08-26 in Llano County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: GAP