Yucca campestris

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Yucca campestris
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. campestris
Binomial name
Yucca campestris
McKelvey

Yucca campestris McKelvey is a species in the family Asparagaceae, endemic to the "panhandle" region of northwestern Texas.[1][2]

Yucca campestris is a low-growing species spreading by underground rhizomes and producing large colonies of rosettes. Leaves are long and narrow, up to 65 cm long but rarely more than 15 mm wide. Flowers are white and drooping. Fruit is a dry capsule with glossy black seeds.[2]


Yucca campestris grows in deep sands in very dry regions. It can be grown as an ornamental in desert regions, preferring warm climates and full sunlight. The plant has blue-green leaves and panicles of showy white flowers.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ McKelvey, Susan D. Yuccas of the southwestern United States, (1947): 173 ff., The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA. 1947
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America
  3. ^ Texas A&M University, Texas Native Plants Database, Plains Yucca