CPC Plant Profile: Brazos River Yucca
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Brazos River Yucca (Yucca necopina)

Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 154241
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/21/2003

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.

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Known only from a few locations in north-central Texas. 1 population may have been destroyed by pasture improvement. Water impoundment may have destroyed others. Rank of G1G2 recommended by Texas Heritage Program, May 2003.

Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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).

Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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Dave Berkshire, Kim Taylor
  • 01/01/2010

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Nomenclature
Taxon Yucca necopina
Authority Shinners
Family Asparagaceae
CPC Number 16077
ITIS 43146
USDA YUNE
Common Names Brazos River yucca | Glen Rose yucca
Associated Scientific Names Yucca necopina
Distribution Endemic to north-central Texas in the western Cross Timbers: Hood, Parker, Somervell, and Tarrant counties. Possibly extirpated from Somervell County (NatureServe 2017).
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S1S2
Habitat

Grasslands on sandy soils and limestone outcrops.

Ecological Relationships

Not Available

Pollinators
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