Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Plant of the Week
Yucca 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)