Banana Yucca’s are water storing plants found in arid conditions. They come from the genus Agave, which are of the family Succulent. They have rigid sharp-tipped leaves and they bloom large white flowers from April to July. This one was in a rocky, high desert, Pinyon-Juniper forest area near the Grand Canyon.
Hiked a trail called Fat Man’s loop, at the base of Mount Elden, on a warm sunny winter day. It is a high desert trail with an elevation of about 6900. The terrain is bouldered and dusty, it includes rocky mountain junipers, alligator junipers, Gambel oaks, pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, prickly pear, and banana… Read More HIGH DESERT WALKING