Yucca cernua

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Nodding Yucca
Yucca cernua fh 1185.31 TX BB.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. cernua
Binomial name
Yucca cernua
E.L. Keith

Yucca cernua E.L. Keith,[1] common name "Nodding Yucca," is a rare species in the family Asparagaceae known only from a small region in Newton and Jasper Counties in eastern Texas.[2]

The epithet "cernua" and the common name "nodding yucca" both refer to the plant's nodding flowers, i.e. appearing to hang with the center pointing downward. The species often grows in disturbed habitats such as roadsides.[3]


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