Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1684

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare elsewhere, endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it on dunes, shell middens, also regularly cultivated and often persistent or weakly escaped around old homesites inland, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-12-002:
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet


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image of Yucca gloriosa, Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_08

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Plant with a trunk. Leaf blades rigid; margins entire, hyaline, not fraying, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Yucca gloriosa, Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

JK Marlow    jkm181110_5793

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Leaf blade erect or recurving, green or blue-green, rigid or flexible...

image of Yucca gloriosa, Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

JK Marlow    jkm181110_5795

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

... lanceolate or sword-shaped, flattened, concave distally, thin, ...

image of Yucca gloriosa, Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

JK Marlow    jkm181110_5795b

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

...glaucous at least when young, margins entire or roughly minutely denticulate.

image of Yucca gloriosa, Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

JK Marlow    jkm181110_5796

November    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

... Stems erect, to 5m, per Flora of North America.