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Mojave Yucca (flowers and seed pods)

Yucca schidigera

Description:

Yucca I saw in bloom and fruiting at Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Notes:

From Wikipedia: "The fibers of the Yucca schidigera leaves were used by Native Americans to make rope, sandals, and cloth. The flowers and fruit could be eaten and the black seeds were ground into a flour. The roots were used to make soap."

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6 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Thanks Max Brodie; I did join and add this to the Flowering Cacti & Succulent mission.

Max Brodie
Max Brodie 7 years ago

Awesome spot Ava, please consider adding this to the Flowering Cacti and Succulent mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1207...

I'm so glad your docent friend was able to help! I haven't even heard of Y. schidigera. Time to look it up :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Cindy, I've changed this to Yucca schidigera, which I think is correct. Who knew there were so many yuccas?

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy. I'll go with it for now. I've asked a friend who's a docent at TP, so I'll go with her id if it differs from yours.

Beautiful, Ava! I'm not 100% certain on the ID but it seems to fit.

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

California, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 22, 2013

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