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] curved-leaved Spanish-dagger[3] or pendulous yucca,[4] is a variety of Yucca gloriosa. It is often grown as an ornamental plant,[5][6] but is native to the southeastern United States.[7] 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. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  4. ^ Yucca recurvifolia at NC State University
  5. ^ Wood, John (2006) [1884]. Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  6. ^ Yucca recurvifolia at University of Arizona
  7. ^ Irish, Gary & Mary (2000). Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants. 

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