June 11, 2010

Soaptree Yucca

Or, Yucca Elata, is blooming everywhere now. Even along I-10, in the median, people are treated to a view of this magnificent desert plant. It is the state bloom in New Mexico, but it could easily be Arizona's too.

The plant grows about 15 feet tall and the flowers are a magnificent cluster of white, waxy, bell-shaped flowers. It is like a spectacular, but unwieldy, bridal bouquet.

1 comment:

webb said...

The individual flowers are much prettier than the "plain" yucca that we have here in the east - variety unknown. This one makes ours look unfinished. Neat.