Yucca filamentosa L.

Adam's needle

Names and Myths

Yucca Haitian name

filamentosa slender threads

Natural history / Folklore

Yucca’s are coevolved with the Yucca moths which have become it’s only pollinators.9 Indians of the Southwest used both the flower and fruit for food.30 Planted around forts as a defensive barrier earning the name Spanish Bayonet.


Rosettes of stiff sharp leaves, greenish white bulbous bell-like flowers on a tall stalk from the center of the rosette.9

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