yucca


yucca
/yuk"euh/, n.
any plant belonging to the genus Yucca, of the agave family, native to the warmer regions of America, having pointed, usually rigid, sword-shaped leaves and clusters of white, waxy flowers: the state flower of New Mexico.
[1655-65; < NL, appar. < Sp; perh. orig. identical with yuca YUCA]

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Any of about 40 species of succulent plants (genus Yucca) of the lily family, native to southern North America.

Most species lack a stem and have a rosette of stiff, sword-shaped leaves at the base and clusters of waxy white flowers. The Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia) has a stem more than 33 ft (10 m) high. Commonly cultivated as ornamentals for their unusual appearance and attractive flower clusters are the aptly named Spanish bayonet (Y. aloifolia), Spanish dagger (Y. gloriosa), and Adam's needle, or bear grass (Y. filamentosa). Yucca moths (genus Tegeticula) inhabit yucca bushes, each moth species adapted to a particular yucca species. The yucca can be fertilized by no other insect, and the moth can use no other plant to raise its larvae.

Yucca

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▪ Agavaceae plant genus
      (genus Yucca), any of about 40 species of succulent plants of the family Agavaceae, native to southern North America. Most species of yucca are stemless, with a rosette of stiff, sword-shaped leaves at the base and clusters of waxy white flowers.

      The Joshua tree (Y. brevifolia) has a stem more than 10 m (33 feet) high. Spanish bayonet (Y. aloifolia), Spanish dagger (Y. gloriosa), and Adam's needle, or bear grass (Y. filamentosa), are commonly cultivated as ornamentals for their unusual appearance and attractive flower clusters.

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