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Yucca gloriosa Linnaeus. Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet. Phen: (Apr-) Oct; Nov-Dec. Hab: Dunes, shell middens, also regularly cultivated and often persistent or weakly escaped around old homesites inland. Dist: E. NC (Dare County) south to ne. FL and w. peninsular FL (Sorrie & LeBlond 2008). Populations in se. VA may be escapes from cultivation but occur in natural or semi-natural habitats similar to native occurrences in nearby ne. NC and may represent native occurrences (Virginia Botanical Associates 2019).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = K1, RAB, S, S13; = n/a – C, F; = Yucca gloriosa L. var. gloriosa – FNA26, K3; < Yucca gloriosa L. – K4, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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