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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Yucca shidigera (Mojave Yucca, datillo)

Ajo Peak at Night


Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: succulent
Leaf Description: large,closely spaced,dagger-like stiff
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: March to April
Spines: spine tipped leaves
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Abundance: common in SE California and NW Ariz.
Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Yucca shidigera (opens in a new tab).






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