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Yucca glauca var. glauca
Yucca glauca Nutt. var. glauca
Soapweed Yucca, Narrow-leaf Yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
Synonym(s): Yucca angustifolia
USDA Symbol: YUGLG2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall in bloom.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AR , CO , IA , KS , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Winter-hardy, Accent tree or shrub, Blooms ornamental
Use Wildlife: Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer, Seeds-granivorous birds, Seeds-Small mammals.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper, Strecker's giant skipper.
Value to Beneficial InsectsProvides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Yucca glauca var. glauca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yucca glauca var. glauca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yucca glauca var. glauca
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-03-06
Research By: TWC Staff