Yucca: Like a Little Orchid


Yucca in bloom for Flowers on Saturday.
Around the south side of our home, we have this blooming Yucca and it keeps growing upwards towards the sky.

Did you know...

Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae. Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen, tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers. They are native to the hot and dry (arid) parts of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

The "yucca flower" is the state flower of New Mexico. In some parts of the country, the Yucca is known as "meat hangers" for salt curing. Yet, in other parts, some folks call this flower 'Ghosts in the graveyard', as it is commonly found growing in rural graveyards and when in bloom the flowers appear as an apparition floating. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca

For more lovely flowers around the globe, visit Blueberry Craft and HobbyTime

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Yucca





















"The humble Yucca, a simple plant,
Has never heard the words I can't.
Darts and rope she will provide,
And for breakfast eat her flowers fried.

Strong and sturdy and built to last,
Down through the ages, she's passed all the tests.
When lost in the desert, she's a welcome sight,
Sit in her shade, when the sun is too bright."



-- Juan Olivarez

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/yucca/

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