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Yucca constricta Buckley
Buckley Yucca, Buckley's Yucca
Agavaceae (Century-Plant Family)
USDA Symbol: yuco
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Occasional in brushy and open areas. Stem below the leaves often not present; when present more or less prostrate. Leaves stiff, sharp pointed, up to 2 feet long by 5/8 inch wide, with white fibers curling from their margins, clustered at the ends of stems or at the ground line. Flowers showy, greenish white, bell shaped, up to 2 inches long by 1 inch wide, borne in a large, branched cluster on a tall stalk, the stalk and flowers combined as much as 10 feet tall. Fruit a capsule up to 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide, opening from the tip.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall in bloom.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Native Habitat: Open woodlands, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Large cluster of white flowers held high above symmetrical clumping crown of narrow, graceful but thin leaves. Does not transplant well even in young stage. Best grown from seeds or container grown plants. Yuccas make a dramatic statement or accent in the landscape and they are water-wise. Plant is well drained soil and do not over water. Deer eat the flowers spike if they have the opportunity. Best bloom in full sun.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Showy, Blooms ornamental, Accent tree or shrub
Use Wildlife: Nectar-moths, Fruit-deer.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper butterfly
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: High
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MJM-1 Collected 0000-00-00 in Llano County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 354 - Native & Naturalized Woody Plants of Austin & the Hill Country (1981) Lynch, D.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Yucca constricta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yucca constricta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yucca constricta
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: GAP