Taxon  Report   8374    
Yucca baccata  Torr.
Banana yucca,  Spanish bayonet
Yucca baccata
© 2004 James M. Andre
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Yucca baccata
© Nick Kurzenko
Genus: Yucca
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + 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.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).