Hesperaloe parviflora

(Torrey) J. M. Coulter

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 2: 436. 1894

Common names: Red yucca red hesperaloe
Basionyms: Yucca parviflora J. Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 221. 1859
Synonyms: Aloe yuccaefolia A. Gray Hesperaloe engelmannii Krauskopf Hesperaloe parviflora var. engelmannii (Krauskopf) Trelease Hesperaloe yuccaefolia unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 442. Mentioned on page 439, 441.
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Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Leaf blades dark green, barely constricted along length, 5–12.5 × 0.1–0.25 dm, margins with slender threads. Panicles 1–2.5 m. Flowers: perianth narrowly tubular; tepals rosy red to salmon, 2.5–3.5 cm. Capsules 2.5–3 cm. Seeds 9–10 × 6–7 mm.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–early summer.
Habitat: Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets
Elevation: to 600 m


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Tex., Mexico (Coahuila).


Hesperaloe parviflora is widely cultivated in arid and semiarid regions, both as roadside plantings and as landscaping elements.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.