Yucca baccata var. baccata

Common names: Banana yucca blue yucca datil
Synonyms: Yucca baccata var. vespertina Yucca vespertina
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 427. Mentioned on page 428.

Plants acaulescent or caulescent. Stems, if present, 1–6, aerial or subterranean, shorter than 0.3 m. Leaf margins coarse, curling. Inflorescences arising completely within or extending 1/4 beyond rosettes; peduncle 0.6–0.8 m.

Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, pinyon, oak, and juniper woodlands, grasslands
Elevation: 400–2500 m


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Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua).


Selected References


Lower Taxa


William J. Hess +  and R. Laurie Robbins +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
Banana yucca +, blue yucca +  and datil +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +  and Mexico (Chihuahua). +
400–2500 m +
Rocky slopes, pinyon, oak, and juniper woodlands, grasslands +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
Illustrated +
Yucca baccata var. vespertina +  and Yucca vespertina +
Yucca baccata var. baccata +
Yucca baccata +
variety +