Plants adapted to living in dry environments are called a xerophyte. Xerophyte’s include succulents, pineapple, poinsettia, peyote, Barbary Fig, and many others. Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. They include cactus, aloe, jade plant, agave, yucca, and more. Both agave and yucca are rosette forming plants. Agave generally have sharp spines on… Read More YUCCA
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.
The Narrow Leaf Yucca is native to the four-corner states in the southwest United States. Found on the Colorado Plateau, it is a low-lying species with basal rosettes that grow up to 10 feet tall. The rosette will flower once and then die. They can be found in semi-desert areas, canyons, and woodlands. Yucca’s are… Read More NARROW LEAF YUCCA