Yucca arkansana Trel.
Yucca angustissima Engelm. ex Trel. var. mollis Engelm.
Yucca, Arkansas yucca, softleaf yucca
The arkansas yucca is a native of North America.
Identification: Plants reach 24" (60 cm), or up to 7' (2.1 m) with the flower stalk. Leaves are 16-28" (40-70 cm) long, wide at the base, narrowing toward the tips, like large grass blades, with white twisted wiry filaments. They are bluish- to yellowish-green. The flowering spike is covered with numerous greenish-white or purplish urn-shaped hanging flowers, each with 3 petals. Seed capsules are dark brown.
See the Yucca page for a comparison with other yuccas.
Yucca arkansana at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Yucca arkansana on the Image Archive of Central Texas Plants
Yucca arkansana on the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University, Texas A&M System
Yucca arkansana ssp. louisianensis on Benny Møller Jensen's Denmark site, www.bennyskaktus.dk
Yucca arkansana on eFloras
Yucca arkansana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 6a-9b: