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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 Characteristics

Duration: 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 Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AR , CO , IA , KS , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay


Use 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
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Yucca giant skipper, Strecker's giant skipper.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides 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 Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 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 resources

USDA: 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


Record Modified: 2019-03-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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