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Yucca baccata, or Banana Yucca, is a drought tolerant, native succulent found in a variety of soil types in grassland habitats from 3000-8000 ft. The basal rosette of hairy, sharp, lanceolate leaves grows up to 3 ft tall and wide, and the flowering stalk can be up to 10 ft tall. Once the plant reaches maturity, the large pinkish white flowers bloom between April-July and are pollinated by moths and native bees. The plant gets its name from the fleshy, banana-shaped fruits! Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-draining soils.

Banana Yucca Seed, Yucca baccata

  • 3000-4500'