Yucca gloriosa var. tristis

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Yucca gloriosa var. tristis
Yucca recurvifolia form.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. gloriosa
Variety: Y. g. var. tristis
Trinomial name
Yucca gloriosa var. tristis

Yucca gloriosa var. tristis (syn. Yucca recurvifolia, Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia),[1] known as curve-leaf yucca[2] or pendulous yucca,[3] is a variety of Yucca gloriosa. It is often grown as an ornamental plant,[4][5] but is native to the southeastern United States.[6] In contrast to Y. gloriosa var. tristis, the leaves of Y. gloriosa var. gloriosa are hard stiff, erect and narrower.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Yucca recurvifolia", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-02-27 , search for "Yucca recurvifolia"
  2. ^ Yucca recurvifolia at USDA Plants Database Profile
  3. ^ Yucca recurvifolia at NC State University
  4. ^ Wood, John (2006) [1884]. Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  5. ^ Yucca recurvifolia at University of Arizona
  6. ^ Irish, Gary & Mary (2000). Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fritz Hochstätter, ed. (2000). Dehiscent-fruited species in the Southwest and Midwest of the USA, Canada and Baja California. Yucca (Agavaceae) 1. Selbst Verlag. ISBN 3-00-005946-6. 
  • Fritz Hochstätter, ed. (2002). Indehiscent-fruited species in the Southwest, Midwest and East of the USA. Yucca (Agavaceae) 2. Selbst Verlag. ISBN 3-00-009008-8. 
  • Fritz Hochstätter, ed. (2004). Mexico. Yucca (Agavaceae) 3. Selbst Verlag. ISBN 3-00-013124-8. 
  • Yucca plant care
  • Common names of Yucca species
  • Yucca I [1] Verbreitungskarte I Fritz Hochstätter