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Adam's Needle
Agavaceae
Yucca filamentosa


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Agavaceae Family

Yucca Genus

Location

This specimen was found in Utah. They are native to the hot and dry parts of North America, Central America, South America, and the West Indies.

Physical Description
multisuckering plant with heads of filamentous, blue green strappy leaves. Flower stems up to 3 meters tall bear masses of pendulous cream flowers, bloom in early summer.




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Agavaceae
Asparagales
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One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
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Embryophytes
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Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
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Multicellular Plants
Plantae
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Eukaryota
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General Information

a medicinal plant native to eastern North America.
Y. filamentosa is closely related to Yucca flaccida and it is possible they should in fact be classified as a single species. Yucca flaccida - Flaccid leaf yucca
Yucca filamentosa is readily identified from other Yucca by white threads (filaments) on the leaf margins.
The Joshua Tree is a type of Yucca.
Yucca plants all come from the agave family, Agavaceae. All Yuccas have rosettes of tough, fiberous, dagger-shaped leaves with stalks of large, waxy, white flowers.
The flowers are edible, and quite delicious with butter and salt. The root is not edible, but can be used to make soap.
The leaves can be used to make baskets.
You can also make rope out of the fibers in the leaves.
The leaves, stems and roots of this plant can be used as a fish stunner. (an herbal fish stupefying plant)
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Agavaceae
Genus: Yucca

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Comment: Adam's Needle, Yucca filamentosa

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Thunder
Thunder
May 31, 2010
Nice pics

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