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Texas Yucca Yucca rupicola


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Texas Yucca
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Alternate name: Twisted-leaf Yucca

Family: Agavaceae, Agave view all from this family

Description Texas Yucca or Twisted-leaf Yucca's foliage stays under 2 ft. tall, is edged with white or red, and is covered with thin, white, curly hairs. New leaves are straight but become twisted with age. An erect stem, up to 5 ft. tall, bears showy, cream-colored flowers.

Flower April - June.

Flower April - June

Habitat Dry, rocky, open areas; limestone ledges.

Range Endemic to the Edwards Plateau, Texas.

Discussion A single Texas yucca plant will begin as a solitary leaf head but will become an open clump of several leaf heads.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution Endemic to the Edwards Plateau, Texas

Site Preference Dry, rocky, open areas; limestone ledges

Soil Preference Rocky, limestone soils.