Yucca filamentosa

Common Names: Adam's needle, needle and thread, common yucca, Spanish bayonet, bear-grass, needle-palm, silk-grass, spoon-leaf yucca.
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Asparagaceae family

Usually trunkless, it is a multisuckering evergreen shrub with heads of 75 cm long, filamentous, blue-green, strappy leaves. It is fully hardy, though in cultivation it benefits from a sheltered position away from winter winds. Y. filamentosa is readily distinguished from other yucca species by white, thready filaments along the leaf margins. Flower stems up to 3 m tall bear masses of pendulous cream flowers.

Blooms in early summer. Most commonly found as an ornamental plant in landscaping and gardens.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: While not particularly dangerous, the leaves have a sharp point on the ends and are capable of inflicting a mild injury.
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