Hesperaloe parviflora

(Torrey) J. M. Coulter

Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 2: 436. 1894.

Common names: Red yucca red hesperaloe
Basionym: Yucca parviflora J. Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 221. 1859
Synonyms: Aloe yuccaefolia A. Gray Hesperaloe engelmannii Krauskopf Hesperaloe parviflora var. engelmannii (Krauskopf) Trelease Hesperaloe yuccaefolia
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 442. Mentioned on page 439, 441.

Leaf blades dark green, barely constricted along length, 5–12.5 × 0.1–0.25 dm, margins with slender threads. Panicles 1–2.5 m. Flowers: perianth narrowly tubular; tepals rosy red to salmon, 2.5–3.5 cm. Capsules 2.5–3 cm. Seeds 9–10 × 6–7 mm.

Phenology: Flowering late winter–early summer.
Habitat: Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets
Elevation: 0–600 m


Hesperaloe parviflora is widely cultivated in arid and semiarid regions, both as roadside plantings and as landscaping elements.

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Lower Taxa

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R. Laurie Robbins +
(Torrey) J. M. Coulter +
Yucca parviflora +
Red yucca +  and red hesperaloe +
Tex. +  and Mexico (Coahuila). +
0–600 m +
Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets +
Flowering late winter–early summer. +
Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. +
Illustrated +
Aloe yuccaefolia +, Hesperaloe engelmannii +, Hesperaloe parviflora var. engelmannii +  and Hesperaloe yuccaefolia +
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