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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)
This yucca grows 3-9 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
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 9 feet tall when flowering.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Greenish to white.
DistributionUSA: LA , OK , TX
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
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum
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: 2023-01-03
Research By: TWC Staff