Also called Faxon yucca, 🇪🇸 Spanish dagger (although do not confuse with sister species Mojave yucca  Yucca schidigera which is also called that), Yucca treculeana, Yucca torreyi and more.

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

Native to the Chihuahuan Desert of northern 🇲🇽 Mexico, southern New Mexico, and southwestern Texas.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

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