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Plains Yucca
Yucca campestris


Plains yucca grows in the deep sands in Howard, Ector, Midland and Ward Counties, where it is endemic. It is usually stemless, but may have stems to 3 feet tall. The blue-green leaves are slender and wiry, up to 3 feet long but usually much shorter. The margins start with fine white threads but become smooth with age. Plains yucca spreads into groups of many open rosettes. The base of the flower panicle on the flower stalk is usually confined within the leaves of the plant.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: dull green, sometimes with a pink tinge

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: brown to gray capsule

Height: to 3 feet / to 6 feet with flower

Width: to 5 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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