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Yucca louisianensis (Gulf coast yucca)
Dunatchik, David

Yucca louisianensis

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 9 feet tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Greenish to white.



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 Bank

LBJWC-MLE-28 Collected 2006-07-23 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 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 resources

USDA: Find Yucca louisianensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Yucca louisianensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Yucca louisianensis


Record Modified: 2023-01-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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