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Hesperaloe funifera (Giant hesperaloe)
Brundage, Stephanie

Hesperaloe funifera

Hesperaloe funifera (Lem.) Trel.

Giant Hesperaloe, New Mexico False Yucca, Samandoce

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)


USDA Symbol: HEFU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: San Luis Potosi, north through Nuevo Leon and Coahuila to Val Verde county in south Texas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Drought Tolerance: High


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hesperaloe funifera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hesperaloe funifera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hesperaloe funifera


Record Modified: 2018-06-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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