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Yucca shidigera

Mojave Yucca, datillo

Yucca shidigera
Yucca shidigera
Yucca shidigera

Life form2, 3: succulent
Habitat: rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: closely spaced
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: bristly
Flower color2: white or whitish
Flowering period2: March to April
Armament2, 3: spine tipped leaves
Family1, 2, 3: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Agavaceae (agave family)
Status: common in SE California and NW Ariz.
Location where collected or observed:
      Yuma area and southeastern California

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