Yucca rupicola Scheele

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Yucca rupicola' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/yucca/yucca-rupicola/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

Genus

Glossary

cartilaginous
Firm and tough but flexible; gristly.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Yucca rupicola' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/yucca/yucca-rupicola/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

A nearly stemless plant, consisting above ground mainly of a dense rosette of leaves, which are 2 to 212 ft long, 1 to 112 in. wide, pale glaucous green, the margins finely toothed, cartilaginous, and yellowish. Flowers in a much-branched, glabrous panicle 4 to 6 ft high, the branches slender, semi-erect. Flowers pendulous, somewhat bell-shaped, milky white; the three outer parts of the perianth oblong, 34 in. wide; the inner ones broader (1 in. wide); all 214 in. long, and pointed. Bot. Mag., t. 7172.

Native of the southwestern USA; introduced about 1850. It flowered with Canon Ellacombe at Bitton in 1890 and was hardy with E. A. Bowles at Myddelton House, Enfield, but is now rare in cultivation. It grows outside at Edinburgh and flowers regularly in several East Lothian gardens. It is allied to Y. glauca.

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