Yucca flaccida

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyAgavaceae
Family (Traditional)Agavaceae
GenusYucca
Species:Yucca flaccida Haw.
Common NameWeak Leaf Yucca
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaf Type: sword-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
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StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Yucca filamentosa subsp. smalliana Yucca filamentosa subsp. smalliana
Yucca filamentosa var. smalliana Yucca filamentosa var. smalliana (Fern.) Ahles

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Bath (KY), Boone (KY), Boyle (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Clark (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fayette (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Magoffin (KY), Mercer (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Scott (KY), Whitley (KY), Woodford (KY), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Loudon (TN), Morgan (TN), Obion (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BOON, EKY, MDKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MDKY00002059 Whitley Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067269 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067277 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
APSC0072056 White Tennessee
APSC
Yucca flaccida
APSC0084731 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Yucca flaccida
MEM004216 Woodford Kentucky 13 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4497
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM008776 Graves Kentucky 28 Jun 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
73D2.4
MEM
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067268 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
APSC0073652 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Yucca flaccida
APSC0055492 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Yucca flaccida
APSC0086507 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Yucca flaccida
MEM003613 Mercer Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4504
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM004212 Scott Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4462
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM002565 Hardin Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
7212
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM017888 Rowan Kentucky 16 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
5429
MEM
Yucca flaccida
31234100854908 Powell Kentucky 24 Apr 1989 Ross C. Clark
22179
EKY
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067272 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067228 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
UCHT005979 DeKalb Tennessee 22 Jun 1978 Joe S.
21
UCHT
Yucca flaccida
APSC0077389 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Yucca flaccida
MEM014119 Obion Tennessee 08 Oct 1978 J.R. Browne
78J10.1
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM001201 Grant Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4466
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM017889 Bath Kentucky 16 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
5427
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM017913 Clark Kentucky 16 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
5423
MEM
Yucca flaccida
31234100781531 Powell Kentucky 11 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
832
EKY
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067267 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Yucca flaccida
TENN-V-0067258 Magoffin Kentucky
TENN
Yucca flaccida
005647 Wilson Tennessee 25 Jul 2011 Denslow, M with T Thibault
BOON
Yucca flaccida
MEM003612 Edmonson Kentucky 16 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4598
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM001197 Boone Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4469
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM003457 Barren Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4570
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM004214 Fayette Kentucky 06 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4460
MEM
Yucca flaccida
MEM004003 Boyle Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
4507
MEM
Yucca flaccida
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Plant Photos

Yucca flaccida - Ashley B. Morris
Yucca flaccida - Ashley B. Morris
Yucca flaccida - Ashley B. Morris
Yucca flaccida - Ashley B. Morris
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Dwayne Estes
Yucca flaccida - Milo Pyne
Yucca flaccida - Milo Pyne
Yucca flaccida - Milo Pyne
Yucca flaccida - Milo Pyne
Yucca flaccida - Sunny Fleming
Yucca flaccida - Sunny Fleming