Yucca flaccida Haw.
Family: Asparagaceae
Adam's needle, beargrass, yucca
[Yucca filamentosa var. flaccida L.,  more...]
Yucca flaccida image
Paul E. Berry  
Yucca flaccida image
Paul E. Berry  
Etymology: Yucca: from the Carib name for manihot or cassava (a genus belonging to the Euphorbia and misapplied to these liliaceous evergreen shrubs or small trees with rosettes of sword-shaped leaves)
Plants: erect, perennial, to 10' tall forb
Flowers: white, 6-parted, 2 3/8"; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Yucca flaccida image
Paul E. Berry