|Scientific Name||Yucca rupicola||USDA PLANTS Symbol||YURU|
|Common Name||Texas Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||565606|
|Family||Asparagaceae (Asparagus) formerly Agavaceae||SEINet
|Description||Habitat: Limestone ledges and rocky soils in open woods, dense brushlands and grassy prairies.
Plant: One or colonies of plants with a rosette of leaves hugging the ground.
Leaves: Green twisted, weak, hairless leaves 1 to 2 feet long and 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide with tiny reddish-brown to yellow teeth along the edges.
Inflorescence: In bloom, the scape (stalk) is 2 to 5 feet long with many hanging white or greenish-white bell-shaped flowers 1-1/2 to 2 inches long grouped in a panicle 1 to 3 feet tall with 8 to 16 branchlets.
Bloom Period: April to June.
Fruit: Capsule 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches long, 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches across, ellipsoidal to cylindrical; beak flares and twists when dry.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Map Color Key
Endemic to Edwards Plateau
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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