SIA0218: Banana Yucca

Common Name:Banana Yucca
Plant Species:Yucca baccata
Plant Symbol:YUBA
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

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A low growing plant usually less than one meter tall, the yucca may flower many times during its life but usually not every year. The baked fruits were a main staple for native peoples and are still eaten to a smaller extent today. Thick leaves contain many threads or fibers which have a variety of uses.

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