Also called 🇪🇸 Spanish dagger, although do not confuse with sister-species Torrey yucca  Yucca faxoniana, which is also sometimes called that.

Part of yucca  genus Yucca (whose flower is the state flower of New Mexico) in asparagus  family Asparagaceae.

Native to 🏜 Mojave, Chihuahuan and Sonoran Deserts of 🇲🇽 Mexico and southwestern 🇺🇸 USA.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Yucca hosts caterpillars of 29 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about ⚶ Mojave yucca Yucca schidigera

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