Narrow Leaf Yucca (2)

Yucca harrimaniae

Spanish Bayonet
Yucca harrimaniae

Family: Asparagus (Asparagaceae)
AKA: Yucca, Narrow Leaf Yucca
Photo taken on: June 30, 2008
Location: Almont, CO
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

An evergreen shrub growing as a rosette of narrow, sharp-pointed, yellowish-green leaves with fibrous edges which are concave on top. The flower stem grows two to three feet tall. The large, waxy flowers grow in a long, drooping cluster and are usually purplish-tinged.

Compare to Banana Yucca which is generally shorter and has broader leaves.

Flora of North America reference.

Yucca baileyi

Navajo Yucca
Yucca baileyi

Family:Asparagus (Asparagaceae)
AKA: Alpine Yucca, Bailey's Narrow Leaf Yucca
Photo taken on: May 7, 2016
Location: Poshuouinge, Santa Fe NF, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Dry woodlands and slopes

Very similar in appearance to the Spanish Bayonet with narrow, sharp-pointed, yellowish-green leaves with fibrous edges. It sometimes forms colonies of rosettes. The flower stem grows two to three feet tall. The flowers have purplish bracts. Differentiated by geography, the more diminutive size of the plant, larger fruit and narrower leaves.

Flora of North America reference.

White/Cream Long Clusters