Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Plant of the Week

Yucca glauca Nutt.
other common names: beargrass, grass cactus, small soapweed, soap root, Spanish bayonet
Yucca: the native Haitian name for this genus
Glauca: from Greek, meaning generally “grayish or bluish green”
Lily family: Liliaceae (sometimes Agavaceae)

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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