Yucca filamentosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyAgavaceae
Family (Traditional)Agavaceae
GenusYucca
SpeciesYucca filamentosa L.
Common NameAdam's needle
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Evergreen; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate;Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.4
C value 0
StatusNative; TN[SNR] (State Rank); GNR (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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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 concava Yucca concava Haw.
Yucca filamentosa var. concava Yucca filamentosa var. concava (Haw.) Baker
Yucca recurvifolia Yucca recurvifolia Salisb.
Yucca smalliana Yucca smalliana Fern.

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), Boone (KY), Boyle (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Daviess (KY), Edmonson (KY), Fayette (KY), Floyd (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Graves (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Henry (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Marion (KY), Mercer (KY), Monroe (KY), Nicholas (KY), Ohio (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY), Scott (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Woodford (KY), Bedford (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Claiborne (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Morgan (TN), Obion (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Fayette Kentucky 06 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4460
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034980 Garrard Kentucky 18 Jul 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8879
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035078 Magoffin Kentucky 08 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8523
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034956 Fayette Kentucky Danny Husband
453
EKY
Yucca smalliana
31234100034972 Floyd Kentucky 08 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8545
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035094 Marion Kentucky 24 Sep 1998 Timothy J. Weckman
4405
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100720448 Daviess Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 E.T. Browne, Jr.
7294
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100720422 Edmonson Kentucky 29 Jun 1963 E.T. Browne, Jr.
7467
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035045 Harlan Kentucky 09 Aug 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
5370
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035037 Hardin Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7212
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035144 Robertson Kentucky 16 May 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034899 Barren Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4570
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035052 Lawrence Kentucky 15 Jun 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10654
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035169 Woodford Kentucky 13 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4497
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035003 Graves Kentucky 28 Jun 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035136 Powell Kentucky 12 Jul 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6595
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035011 Grayson Kentucky 28 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5484
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034949 Daviess Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 Edward T. Browne Jr.
7294
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035102 Mercer Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4504
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100720398 Ohio Kentucky 09 Jun 1963 E.T. Browne, Jr.
7324
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100431798 Boyle Kentucky 15 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4507
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100420155 Ohio Kentucky 11 Jul 1963 E. T. Browne Jr.
7785
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035110 Ohio Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Edward T. Browne Jr.
7239
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035060 Madison Kentucky 16 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034998 Grant Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4466
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035086 Magoffin Kentucky 08 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8523
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034931 Clinton Kentucky 09 Oct 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
2259
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035029 Grayson Kentucky 08 Jun 1963 Edward T. Browne Jr.
7236
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001251 Calloway Kentucky 18 Oct 2001 Ralph L. Thompson
01-629
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001255 Monroe Kentucky 22 Aug 2009 Ralph L. Thompson, Ronald L. Jones
09-679
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001253 Calloway Kentucky 07 Jun 2004 Ralph L. Thompson, Derick B. Poindexter
4-627
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001252 Calloway Kentucky 14 Jun 2002 Ralph L. Thompson
02-224
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001256 Nicholas Kentucky 28 Jun 1995 Rudy A. Gelis, R. L. Thompson
349
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
ETSU007852 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Yucca filamentosa
MDKY00002055 Boone Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca smalliana
MDKY00006411 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca filamentosa
MDKY00002057 Grant Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca smalliana
MDKY00002060 Woodford Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca smalliana
MDKY00006410 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca filamentosa
MDKY00002053 Pike Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca filamentosa
MDKY00002058 Scott Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067222 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067230 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067220 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035151 Scott Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4462
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100034907 Boone Kentucky 08 Jul 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4469
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
31234100035128 Pike Kentucky 24 Jun 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10461
EKY
Yucca filamentosa
BEREA001254 Madison Kentucky 16 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby, Randy L. Mears
OB-423
BEREA
Yucca filamentosa
MDKY00002056 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca smalliana
MDKY00002054 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067236 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067273 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067285 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067232 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067283 Grant Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067280 Barren Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067264 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067282 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067271 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0192538 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067270 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067281 Boone Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067251 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067286 Scott Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067276 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067225 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067227 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067219 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067275 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067265 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067221 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0210073 Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067287 Woodford Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067233 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067229 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067266 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067217 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067224 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0192537 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067235 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067252 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067218 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067274 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067223 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
TENN-V-0067284 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Yucca smalliana
TENN-V-0067231 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005973 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005969 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0046407 White Tennessee
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0046403 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0046406 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0046405 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0068120 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0112025 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0046404 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0116582 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0068121 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008628 Calloway Kentucky
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU002310 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008624 White Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008627 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008629 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU002312 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
UOS06463 Van Buren Tennessee 22 Sep 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Yucca filamentosa
UOS06462 Franklin Tennessee 21 Jun 2005 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005974 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005976 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005972 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
UCHT005971 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0112024 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0100169 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
APSC0112026 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008626 Warren Kentucky
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008625 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU002311 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
HTTU008623 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Yucca filamentosa
MTSU003239 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Jun 1982 Paulette Edwards
28
MTSU
Yucca filamentosa
MTSU003241 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Jun 1980 Debbie Reddinger
41
MTSU
Yucca filamentosa
MTSU003238 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Jun 1981 Jeff Peery
24
MTSU
Yucca filamentosa
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Yucca filamentosa - Joey Shaw
Yucca filamentosa - Joey Shaw
Yucca filamentosa - Joey Shaw
Yucca filamentosa - Joey Shaw