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

Spanish Dagger   Yucca treculeana    
Agave family — Agavaceae

Also known as:
Palma Pita

Slides: (click for larger view)


The name "Spanish Dagger" is given to yuccas with stiff, pointed leaves. This is the characteristic Spanish Dagger of South Texas. The pollination of the large showy flowers, and indeed the entire survival of the yucca species, is dependent of a close relationship (symbiosis) with a species of moth (the yucca moth).

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: March, April

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