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Yucca harrimaniae
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Scientific classification
  • Yucca gilbertiana (Trel.) Rydb.
  • Yucca harrimaniae subsp. gilbertiana (Trel.) Hochstätter
  • Yucca harrimaniae var. gilbertiana Trel.
  • Yucca nana Hochstätter

Yucca harrimaniae Trel., the Spanish bayonet, is a species in the family Asparagaceae, native to Utah, Nevada, Colorado, northeastern Arizona and northern New Mexico, at elevations from 1000 m to 2700 m.

Yucca harrimaniae is a small, acaulescent (stemless) species forming clumps of rosettes. Flowers are nodding (hanging downward), partly greenish-white, partly purplish. The species is closely related to Y. sterilis (Neese & S.L.Welsh) S.L.Welsh & L.C.Higgins..

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