Yucca utahensis

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Yucca utahensis
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Yucca
Species: Y. utahensis
Binomial name
Yucca utahensis
  • Yucca elata var. utahensis (McKelvey) Reveal
  • Yucca elata subsp. utahensis (McKelvey) Hochstaetter

Yucca utahensis is a species in the family Asparagaceae, native to Utah, Nevada and Arizona. McKelvey[2]

Yucca utahensis can reach a height of 10 feet (3 m), though it is usually much smaller. Stems are sometimes procumbent, often several per colony, forming colonies of several individuals. Leaves are narrow and needle-like, up to 70 cm long but rarely more than 2 cm wide, with fibers separating along the margins. Flowers are creamy white, nodding, bell-shaped. Fruit is a dry capsule with black seeds.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Tropicos Yucca utahensis
  2. ^ a b McKelvey, Yuccas of the Southwestern U.S. 2:94-98, t. 32-34. 1947.
  3. ^ Reveal, James Lauritz. 1977. Intermountain Flora 6: 533, Yucca elata var. utahensis
  4. ^ Flora of North America v 26 p 433