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Yucca louisianensis Trel.
Gulf Coast yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
Synonym(s): Yucca arkansana var. paniculata, Yucca freemanii
USDA Symbol: yulo
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bear grass yucca grows 3-8 feet tall, with its leaves mainly at the base of the plant. They are about 2 feet long and 1/2-3/4 inch wide, sharp-pointed, stiff but not rigid. The numerous flowers form a cluster up to 2 feet long on the upper part of the stem.
They generally do not fruit due to the absence of the yucca moth.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center
- Nacogdoches, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-28
Collected 2010-07-02 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff