Acaulescent shrub with long stiff evergreen leaves radiating from a basal rosette. Leaves flattened or inrolled, stiff, 40-70 cm (16-28 in) long and about 1 cm (0.4 in) wide at base, spiny at apex, glaucous green with greenish white margins often becoming filiferous. Inflorescence a raceme. Flowers numerous, large, with 3 petaloid sepals and 3 petals, greenish-white or purplish. Fruits oblong-cylindrical capsules 4.5-6 cm (1.8-2.4 in) long.
Distribution: Native to the Great Plains.
Habitat: plains, prairies and savannas.
NWI status: none
Comment: Yucca is the native Hatian name; glauca refers to the bluish-green glaucous leaves.
Distribution in Oklahoma:
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Last update: 9/23/99
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