OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Yucca gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)

Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-12-002:

Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Yucca gloriosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet


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

Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico) (Sargent, 1905)    mtna_i_149

        

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

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_08

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Plants caulescent when fully developed (an erect shrub or small tree), per Weakley's Flora (2022).

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

Alan S. Weakley    asw_3271307053133832

December    Georgetown County     SC

Leaf blades rigid, straight; margins entire, smooth, hyaline, not fraying as stiff threads, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Yucca gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-12-002:
Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Yucca gloriosa

 

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1684

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Habitat: dunes, shell middens, also regularly cultivated and often persistent or weakly escaped around old homesites inland, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare in NC

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves spine-tipped

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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