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 (🏛 state flower of New Mexico) in asparagus  family Asparagaceae.

Native to 🏜 Mojave, Chihuahuan and Sonoran Deserts of 🇲🇽 México 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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