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Common Name Texas  Yucca, Twisted Yucca
Latin Name Yucca rupicola
Native Habitat 0 to 4,500 feet in south Texas, northern Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per moth or none depending on soil
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet with 5 foot stalk
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen
Garden Suitability NA
Ornamental Value Evergreen, white flowers in late spring to mid-summer
Nature Value Seeds eaten by many animals, larval plant for butterflies
Native American Uses Rope, sandals, cloth; flowers eaten as candy, stalk eaten raw or baked
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Yucca_rupicola.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=YURU
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/66002/
    Images and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/yuccarupic.htm
    Images and data http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/aga/yucca_rupicola.htm
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/YuccaTwistedLeaf/YuccaTwistedLeaf.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.landscapemart.com/lvl.php?pd1=shpid&pd1pid=yucrup&pd2=shlist&pd2ord=y&pd2type=bn&pd2ord=y
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Yucca%20rupicola&sref=438898
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Yucca+rupicola
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=YURU
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