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Thompson's Yucca Yucca thompsoniana

 

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Thompson's Yucca
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Family: Agavaceae, Agave view all from this family



Description Thompson's Yucca is tree-like with one to three trunk-like stems rising asymetrically 3-8 ft. high. Leaf heads are compact and tidy and composed of relatively few leaves. The stout, 2-3 ft. flowering stalk holds a dense panicle of white flowers slightly above the foliage.


Flower April - May


Flower April - May


Habitat Dry, exposed, rocky slopes.


Range Trans-Pecos, Texas, and n. Mexico.


Discussion Many yuccas get unkempt, with shaggy, brown leaves hanging down; Thompson Yucca stays neat. It will adapt to any soil and reflected heat.


Comments Many yuccas get unkempt, with shaggy, brown leaves hanging down; Thompson yucca stays better looking than that. It will adapt to any soil and reflected heat.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution Trans-Pecos, Texas & n. Mexico


Site Preference Dry, exposed, rocky slopes


Soil Preference Rocky soils.


 

 

 

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