Yucca baccata

Banana Yucca
Yucca baccata

Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)
AKA: Broad Leaf Yucca, Indian Banana
Photo taken on: May 28, 2008
Location: Bandelier National Monument, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Canyons, dry openings, slopes

Flower stalk grows to 3ft. The large, waxy flowers grow in drooping clusters. The leaves can be 2 ½ ft long and are wide with fibrous edges.

The fleshy, edible fruit can be 10" long. arrow

Yucca baccata - leavesYucca baccata - fruit

White/Cream Long Clusters