Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1683

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare north of GA)

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Mostly basal rosette

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca flaccida   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-12-003b:
Yucca filamentosa var. smalliana   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Yucca filamentosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Weakleaf Yucca, Adam's Needle


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image of Yucca flaccida

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_yucca_flaccida_0208

May    Iredell County    NC

Branches of the inflorescence conspicuously pubescent, scurfy to the touch, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Yucca flaccida

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_yucca_flaccida_0212

May    Iredell County    NC

Lvs 1.5-4cm wide, amply filiferous-margined. Plant acaulescent (essentially), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Yucca flaccida

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_yucca_flaccida_5903

May    Catawba County    NC

Leaves 1.5-4cm wide, quite pliable, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Yucca flaccida

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_yucca_flaccida_5906

May    Catawba County    NC

Inflorescence branches scurfy-pubescent; tepals 3-5cm long, per Weakley's Flora.