Taxon  Report   8374 
Yucca baccata  Torrey
Banana yucca,  Spanish bayonet
Yucca baccata
© Nick Kurzenko
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Yucca baccata
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Yucca baccata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Yucca baccata, a monocot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Yucca baccata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Yucca
Subspecies and Varieties:
Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Yucca baccata var. vespertina
PLANTS: Yucca confinis
PLANTS: Yucca vespertina
More information about  Yucca baccata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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