OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Agavaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-12-001:
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Yucca aloifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Spanish Dagger, Aloe Yucca


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image of Yucca aloifolia, Spanish Dagger, Aloe Yucca

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmyaloifolia_hutch1

June    Colleton County    SC

Plant with a trunk. Leaf margins minutely notched-serrulate, not fraying, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-12-001:
Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Yucca aloifolia

 

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1682

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: dunes; also cultivated and persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves spine-tipped

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, perianth globose to campanulate
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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