Yucca pallida McKelvey
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
Synonym(s): Yucca rupicola
USDA Symbol: YUPA
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall not in bloom. Up to about 6 feet tall in bloom.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Clay.
Conditions Comments: Like all yuccas, Yucca pallida requires good drainage. It may be grown in the shade garden for textural interest, but may not bloom as well as those in more sun.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Accent tree or shrub, Blooms ornamental, Showy
Use Wildlife: Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper butterfly
Deer Resistant: Moderate
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-3 Collected 2009-08-25 in Lampasas County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Yucca pallida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yucca pallida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yucca pallida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff