Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa

Common names: Mound-lily yucca
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 430. Mentioned on page 428.

Plants caulescent, branching near summits, to 5 m. Leaf blade mostly erect, blue-green, lanceolate, 40–70 × 4–6 cm, rigid, becoming more flexible with age, glaucous, margins brown. Inflorescences extending 4–5 dm beyond rosettes, ovoid to ellipsoid, 7.5–12 dm; peduncle 0.9–1.5 m. Flowers: tepals white to creamy white, 4–5 × 2–2.5 cm; filaments granular or powdery, pubescent. Berries pendent, 6-ribbed, 5.5–8 cm.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Coastal dunes
Elevation: 0 m


Yucca gloriosa var. gloriosa is usually cultivated in the southern United States and persists at old homesites. Named forms have been based on habit and leaf morphology.

Selected References


Lower Taxa