Yucca Root | Cut

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The yucca plant is native to the high deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is also found less commonly in parts of the eastern United States and West Indies. Adam's needle looks a little like a small palm but is more closely related to the lilies. The evergreen leaves of Adam's needle are strap-like, about 1 in (2.5 cm) wide and up to 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) long. The leaves are basal; that is, they all originate from one point, taking the form of a rosette. The margins of the leaves are decorated with long curly threads or "filaments" that peel back as the leaf grows, eventually dropping off on older leaves. The inflorescence is very showy and borne on an erect spike up to 12 ft (3.7 m) high (taller in warm climates, shorter where winters are cold). There are up to several dozen individual flowers on an inflorescence, they are white and about 2 in (5 cm) long. The plant dies after flowering and fruiting but produces lateral buds that start new plants around the edges of the original.

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Yucca filamentosa Plant Profile - Floridata Home, http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Yucca%20filamentosa/266 (accessed January 19, 2017).

Yucca filamentosa Plant Profile - Floridata Home, http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Yucca%20filamentosa/266 (accessed January 19, 2017).