Yucca sterilis

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Yucca sterilis
Yucca harrimanniae subsp. sterilis fh 1179. 78 UT B.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. sterilis
Binomial name
Yucca sterilis
(Neese & S.L.Welsh) S.L.Welsh & L.C.Higgins
  • Yucca harrimaniae ssp. sterilis (Neese & Welsh) Hochstaetter
  • Yucca harrimaniae var. sterilis Neese & Welsh

Yucca sterilis[2] is a species in the family Asparagaceae, native to the Uintah Basin region in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah.[3] It is closely related to Y. harrimaniae Trel.

Yucca sterilis is an acaulescent (trunkless) species spreading by underground rhizomes. The inflorescence is up to 40 cm tall, with flowers white or sometimes tinged with violet along the edges of the tepals.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ S.L.Welsh & L.C.Higgins, Utah Flora, ed. 4: 779 (2008)
  3. ^ Bennys Cactus Yucca sterilis
  4. ^ S.L.Welsh & L.C.Higgins, Utah Flora, ed. 4: 779 (2008)
  5. ^ Hochstaetter, Cactaceae-Review IRT 1 (2):21 (1998)
  6. ^ Neese & Welsh, Great Basin Naturalist 45(4):789-790 (1985)