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Yucca whipplei  Torr.

(not an active name)

Chaparral yucca,   Our lord's candle
Yucca whipplei is a shrub that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Genus: Yucca
Family: Agavaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSHesperoyucca whipplei
More information about  Yucca whipplei
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (HEWH)

BONAP Distribution Map


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/06/2022).