|Scientific Name||Hesperaloe parviflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEPA8|
|Common Name||Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||42947|
|Description|| Habitat: Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets, up to 2000 ft.; widely cultivated in arid and semiarid regions.
Plant: Yucca-like evergreen perennial succulent with leaves forming basal clumps; 3 to 4 ft. tall spreading to 6 ft. wide.
Leaves: Narrow, arching, sword-like, blue-green leaves 2 to 3 feet long and 1-inch wide crowded together; thread-like marginal hairs.
Inflorescence: Flower stalk rises 5 feet with showy, tubular flowers on arching pink stems; rosy red or salmon-colored tepals, yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Missouri Botanical Garden and SEINet.
Note: The plant is considered by BONAP to be a rare species, found in Travis County and a few others to the west/southwest; it is commonly found in gardens, however, where these images were taken.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023