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Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera)
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Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera)

Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera) is a signature species of the Mojave Desert. Mojave yucca are a major component of the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zone, and they extend into the Upper Sonoran (Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

Family: Agave (Agavaceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Upright shrub with a trunk.

Height: Usually to 5-6 feet, but to 30 ft.

Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera)

Trunk: Upright

Leaves: Very long daggers with a sharp tip. Light, yellow green.

Flowers:

Seeds:

Elevation: Middle elevation, desert areas.

Comments:

Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera)
Mojave Yucca (Y. schidigera) vs. Banana Yucca (Y. baccata):
Mojave Yuccas tend to grow upright on tall trunks; leaves are green
Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera)
Banana Yuccas tend to grow low on (at most) short trunks;
leaves are bluish
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Red Rock Canyon NCA
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Unusually old specimens in Mohave National Preserve
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Stormy day at Red Rock Canyon NCA
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Stormy day at Red Rock Canyon NCA
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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