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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Beargrass   Yucca glauca    
Agave family — Agavaceae

Also known as:
Soapweed, Yucca

Slides: (click for larger view)


Soapweed, with its grass-like succulent leaves and large groups of white flowers, is one of the most characteristic plants of the High Plains. The petals can be eaten raw or sauteed--but they're an acquired taste!

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: May, June

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