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Small Soapweed Yucca - Yucca glauca


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

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General Description
Semi-woody, acaulescent perennials, sometimes with multiple rosettes. Leaves simple, linear-lanceolate, spine-tipped, concave in cross section, 15–50 cm × 3–6 mm, glaucous; margins white with curled, spreading fibers. Scape 20–40 cm. Inflorescence a raceme, 40–100 cm long with leaf-like bracts. Flowers perfect, regular, pendent, broadly overlapping; tepals 6, separate, elliptic, greenish white, 30–45 mm long; stamens 6, included; ovary superior; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a 6-celled obovoid capsule, 3–6 cm long; seeds numerous, black, flattened (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB south to NM, TX and KS (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 82

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Habitat
Stony or sandy soil of grasslands, badlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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