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Change photo[edit]

I have moved the Yucca schidigera flowers photo down the page, and replaced it with a yukka filamentosa photo which I think better illustrates yukka spiking/flowering. Also, ordinarily I would try to get a non intrusive background, but in this instance I deliberately positioned the shed at the rear to give scale to the magnificent spikes. Moriori 06:39, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Identification[edit]

Which yucca?

Anyone know which yucca this is? I photographed it near Orosí, Costa Rica.

Photo placement[edit]

I recently added a photo and changed the placement of two other photos, which got subsequently reverted. So I reverted it back. :) The reason is that in the original version the photos appear scattered over the article. My version may look a bit more boring on a smaller screen, but at least it is consistent. The placement of photos is often a bit of a problem, especially when one tries to get it right for different window sizes (and browsers), and experience has shown me that what I did usually has consistently the best results. DirkvdM 17:35, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Actually, it made the page layout worse, as it forced the species list lower down the page, leaving a blank gap in the middle of the text. Also as Moriori points out, it is not an identified species, so is of relatively low value in the page - MPF 23:21, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh, that photo is a different issue. The lack of identification is indeed a problem. I just thought is was too nice a pic not to place. Anyway, putting it in the gallery, as Moriori did, is ok with me. But I prefer [that layout] over what you did next. Not a major thing, though, but the yucca brevifolia pic rather breaks up the list. At least, with me, using Firefox. That is another issue. Differences in appearance can be a browser thing. I can check how an edit renders at different window sizes, but to check IE I'd have to restart the computer to start msWindows, and that is asking a bit too much. Anyway, I'll leave it to you guys now. Just wanted to point this out. DirkvdM 11:53, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Hesperaloe image[edit]

I have removed the photo which feature Red Yuccas in the foreground (Image:Grandjunctionalpineloop 041.jpg). Despite their common name, these plants are in the related genus Hesperaloe, (Hesperaloe parviflora) rather than the genus Yucca which is the subject of this article. Melburnian 15:36, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Rearrangement[edit]

Someone rearranged images which had a negative effect IMMHO. It moved the splendid filamentosa down into the gallery, but left the rather insipid baccata in the taxobox. The filamentosa is a lovely display, and the image adequately shows scale. The baccata is a so-so display, even dead looking, and there is nothing to indicate scale. So I have changed them over, which I think is an improvement. Moriori 01:30, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm not so keen on the tableization either; the intent is good, but instead of a short and simple list that I scan to check species names, I have to scroll and scroll. As for main pic, it would be better to have one with a reasonably certain species identification, and that it be in habitat; I'm suspicious that the purported Y. filamentosa is some sort of hybrid, as are so many yuccas in cultivation. Stan 12:29, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Not sure why you suspect it is some sort of hybrid. It is sold as filamentosa, and looks exactly like filamentosa such as the ones featured here. However, because of the salubrious climate in Kerikeri where this specimen was photographed, they're inclined to almost (but not quite) bolt and thus look a little taller than some specimens growing is less sympathetic climate. Moriori 01:38, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
The Irishes have half a page describing the taxonomic and identification difficulties of Y. filamentosa. A disadvantage of out-of-habitat pics is that casual viewers can get confused about actual ranges - just yesterday I fixed a mistaken claim that another species was native to Europe(!). I suppose it's partly a side-effect of one's locality - I can look out my window and see thousands of yuccas covering the desert, so to me they are part of the landscape, not garden material. But the pictures in this article seem to get randomly rearranged several times per year, so not worth arguing much about it. Stan 19:20, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I also preferred the previous version, which was a plain list. William Avery 20:46, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Spineless Yucca[edit]

I noticed that this isnt on the page, and wondered if there is a particular reason for it. There doesnt seem to be any info on wiki about it at all. The label on my plant says it is also called Yucca Elephantipes. Any info on this? Vivisquallcloud (talk) 21:28, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I've made a start on an article: Yucca guatemalensis‎ and added it to the list --Melburnian (talk) 13:15, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

My Yucca only blooms once every 5 years or more?[edit]

Why does my Yucca 's only bloom or flower once evry 5 years or more? I have 4 of them and when they did bloom it looked like an alien comming out it,then it flowerd and that was it. My yucc'as are 20 years old. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 152.133.6.2 (talk) 12:36, 2 May 2008 (UTC) you need to put lime around your Yucca and it will bloo every year - Expert grower Betty Lou Smith TEXAS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.76.233.31 (talk) 16:05, 26 April 2011 (UTC) PUT LIME AROUND YOUR YUCCA AND IT WILL BLOOM EVERY YEAR! - EXPERT GROWER BETTY LOU SMITH

I have many yucca in my yard in Michigan. I wouldn't have thought them capable of surviving here but they not only survive, these thing THRIVE. I'm pretty sure they're impossible to kill. I've cut them down and two days later they're already several inches tall again. I've dug them up and they grow back from even the smallest root fragment. I even left some I dug up in a wheelbarrow in the garage with no water for 6 months and as soon as the touched the ground they sprung back to life. It's unbelievable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.134.104.240 (talk) 01:15, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

suspect that someone is having fun[edit]

In Spanish, the word yucca means "raging vagina".


I somehow doubt that this is the case...I've deleted the sentence.

DocKrin (talk) 01:41, 12 May 2009 (UT

Three Ways to Improve Content in the Article[edit]

UPDATE: I have checked this page most recently on 10/14/2014, and it appears that no one has added to this discussion.

I believe that article could include more about the mutualism and co-evolution between Yucca moths and the Yucca plant. The article does not include facts about possible antagonistic relationships of cheater Yucca moths. Cheater Yucca moths have appeared in certain populations and species of Yucca plants and do not assist the plants in pollination efforts, instead the moths only take advantage of the plants. The article does not address biogeography in the diversification of Yucca plant species. Biogeography has played a vital role in the survival of Yucca plants, and thus also affected the evolution of mutualistic Yucca moth species. The article can also explain the needs of Yucca plants vs. those of their mutualistic moths. Moth species that have relied on Yucca plants for laying eggs, diversified more rapidly than non-mutualistic moths. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tfaridi.3 (talkcontribs) 06:43, 1 October 2014 (UTC)