Yucca louisianensis Trel.
Gulf Coast yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
Synonym(s): Yucca arkansana var. paniculata, Yucca freemanii
USDA Symbol: yulo
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Notes: 3-8
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-28 Collected 2006-07-23 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Yucca louisianensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yucca louisianensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yucca louisianensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff