Yucca facts for kids
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|Yucca baccata in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada|
Yucca is a family of shrubs and trees, related to the agaves. There are between 40 and 50 different kinds of Yucca. All come from the hot and dry places in North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean.
They have a very special way of pollination. There is an animal, the Yucca moth, which does the pollination. It also lays its eggs in the plant. The larvae will eat some of the seeds, but not all of them.
In many parts of the world, yuccas are grown as ornamental flowers.
Images for kids
Large Joshua tree with thick trunk at Grapevine Springs Ranch, AZ
Unknown species near Orosí, Costa Rica
Yucca faxoniana in Texas, with mature fruits
'Yucca schidigera in Nevada, in full bloom
In Spanish: Yucca para niños
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