|Brazos River yucca, Glen Rose yucca|
|Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb|
|Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor|
The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
The conservation of Yucca necopina is fully sponsored.
Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor contributed to this Plant Profile.
Essentially stemless shrub forming small colonies with a basal cluster of stiff succulent leaves and a woody stalked inflorescence held above the leaves, 3-9 feet tall. Leaf margins white with curling fibers. Flowers pendant in an unbranched spike or a short branched panicle to 3 1/2 feet long. Flower of six white to greenish white tepals.
Distribution & Occurrence
Grasslands on sandy soils and limestone outcrops.
|Known only from a few locations in north-central Texas. One population may have been destroyed by pasture improvement. Water impoundment may have destroyed others (NatureServe 2017).|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Diggs, G.M.; Lipscomb, D.L.; O'Kennon, R.J. 1999. Mahler's illustrated flora of north central Texas. Sida. Bot. Misc. 14. Fort Worth, TX. Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Jackie M. Poole; William R. Carr; Dana M. Price; Jason R. Singhurst. 2007. Rare Books of Texas. Collge Station, TX. Texas A&M University Press. 640.