- Common Name(s):
- Aloe yucca, Dagger plant, Spanish bayonet
- Native Plants, Shrubs
Yucca aloifolia is native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States from southern Virginia south to Florida and west to the Texas Gulf Coast. It grows in sandy soils, especially on sand dunes along the coast. Drought tolerant and highly salt tolerant. The Yucca aloifolia's roots can also be used as soap and shampoo.
Wildlife Value: Particularly resistant to damage by deer.
- 10-15 ft.
- Dark green, thick and stiff, up to 2 ft. long, with tiny sharp serrations on the margin and a very sharp tip
- White, pendulous flowers, about 3 in. wide, occur in erect clusters up to 2 ft. long
- purplish brown oval pod
- 3-5 ft.
NCCES plant id: 3313