Asparagaceae (asparagus family) Yucca

Yucca recurvifolia pendulous yucca

Southeastern USA (Georgia and Mississippi)

Growing in the Arizona Garden, Y. recurvifolia can be recognized by its flexible, non-rigid leaves.

Illustrations: gallery.

Name derivation: Yucca – Haitian: yuca, or manihot, because young inflorescences sometimes roasted for food.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2005.