Yucca carnerosana

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Giant Spanish Dagger
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. carnerosana
Binomial name
Yucca carnerosana
(Trel.) McKelvey

Samulea carnerosana Trel.

Yucca carnerosana[2] is a species in the family Asparagaceae. Common name is "Giant Spanish Dagger." In the United States, it is a rare, localized endemic known only from Brewster County, Texas. The species is, however, widely distributed in northern Mexico as far south as Durango.[3] It is also cultivated in Europe and in many other locations.[4]

Yucca carnerosana is branched and arborescent, up to 20 feet tall, with showy white flowers.[5]


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