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Harriman's Yucca
Agavaceae
Yucca harrimaniae


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Flower Petal # 3
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub



Agavaceae Family

Yucca Genus

Location

Found in Northern Arizona

Physical Description
parallel veined; basal; simple; stiff, long, sharp-pointed leaves; strong fibers in leaves;
3 bell-shaped (white to cream to greenish and tinged with purple) petals; 3 white or green sepals; 6 stamens; 3 stigmas; perfect; flowers




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General Information

This plant has a deep taproot (at least 30' long).
Yuccas are widely grown as ornamental plants in gardens.
Many species of yucca also bear edible parts, including fruits, seeds, flowers, flowering stems, and more rarely roots.
References to yucca root as food often stem from confusion with the similarly spelled but botanically unrelated yuca, also called cassava (Manihot esculenta).
Roots of soaptree yucca (Yucca elata) are high in saponins and are used as a shampoo in Native American rituals.
Dried yucca leaves and trunk fibers have a low ignition temperature, making the plant desirable for use in starting fires via friction.



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Comment: Harriman's Yucca , Yucca harrimaniae

Page Posts: 3

Thunder
Thunder
June 11, 2010
Oh not so much helpful...just one of the plants we had on our property in Blanca, CO when we lived there! :o)) it is easy to recognize an old friend!
gardengeek
gardengeek
June 11, 2010
Yes! that looks like it!

Thanks Thunder! You are so helpful!
Thunder
Thunder
June 11, 2010
Is this one Harriman's Yucca - Yucca harrimaniae, with all the purple burgandy in the sepals?

nps.gov arch naturescience agavaceae yucca harrimaniae.htm


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