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Yucca campestris (Plains yucca)
Anderson, Wynn

Yucca campestris

Yucca campestris McKelvey

Plains Yucca

Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)

Synonym(s): Yucca intermedia var. ramosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Brown

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Dunes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy


Use Ornamental: Showy, Accent tree or shrub, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer, Fruit-mammals, Fruit-birds.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1196 Collected 2008-08-20 in Ward County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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