Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Adam's needle, also called weak-leaf yucca or beargrass, is a common plant in dry habitats throughout the southeastern US. The strap-like leaves, originating from a basal rosette, are edged with long curly threads, hence the specific epithet. The showy flowers are carried on an erect central spike, up to 12' tall. The plant dies after flowering and fruiting, but produces new plants around the edges of the original. This handsome agave makes a fine landscaping plant and is available at many nurseries. /p>
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