Yucca filamentosa

Family:AGAVACEAE
Species:Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
Common Name:Adam's Needle; Bear Grass; Eastern Yucca
Habitat:Dry, sandy regions.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:YUFI
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, G5 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyAGAVACEAE - Century-Plant family
Genus Yucca
Species Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus - Adam's Needle; Bear Grass; Eastern Yucca

Citation

Citation YUCCA FILAMENTOSA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 319. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 720 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Fernald, Rhodora 46: 8. 1944.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Yucca filamentosa var. media Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. media Carrière, Rev. Hort. 1860: 213. 1860.  
Yucca filamentosa var. concava Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. concava (Haworth) Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 18: 228. 1880.Yucca concava Haworth 1819. 
Yucca filamentosa var. glaucescens Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. glaucescens (Haworth) Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 18: 228. 1880.Yucca glaucescens Haworth 1819. 
Yucca filamentosa var. puberula Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. puberula (Haworth) Baker, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 18: 228. 1880.Yucca puberula Haworth 1828. 
Yucca flaccida var. glaucescens Yucca flaccida Haworth, var. glaucescens (Haworth) Trelease, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 51. 1902.Yucca glaucescens Haworth 1819. 
Yucca flaccida var. orchioides Yucca flaccida Haworth, var. orchioides (Carrière) Trelease, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 51. 1902.Yucca orchioides Carrière 1861. 
Yucca flaccida var. major Yucca flaccida Haworth, var. major (Baker) Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 1: 193. 1920.Yucca orchioides Carrière, var. major Baker 1877. 
Yucca freemanii Yucca freemanii Shinners, Field & Lab. 19: 168. 1951  
Yucca glaucescens Yucca glaucescens Haworth, Suppl. Pl. Succ. 35. 1819.  
Yucca louisianensis Yucca louisianensis Trelease, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 13: 64, pl. 32-34. 1902.  
Yucca orchioides Yucca orchioides Carrière, Rev. Hort. 1861: 37, f. 89-90. 1861.  
Yucca orchioides var. major Yucca orchioides Carrière, var. major Baker, Bot. Mag. 103: pl. 6316. 1877.  
Yucca puberula Yucca puberula Haworth, Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 2: 186. 1828.  
Yucca smalliana Yucca smalliana Fernald, Rhodora 46: 8. 1944.  
Yucca filamentosa var. flaccida Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. flaccida (Haworth) Engelmann, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 52. 1873.Yucca flaccida Haworth 1819. 
Yucca filamentosa var. laevigata Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. laevigata Engelmann, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 3: 52. 1873.  
Yucca filamentosa var. smalliana Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus, var. smalliana (Fernald) Ahles, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 80: 172. 1964.Yucca smalliana Fernald 1944. 
Yucca flaccida Yucca flaccida Haworth, Suppl. Pl. Succ. 34. 1819.  
Yucca flaccida var. smalliana Yucca flaccida Haworth, var. smalliana (Fernald) D. B. Ward, Novon 14: 366. 2004.Yucca smalliana Fernald 1944. 
Yucca concava Yucca concava Haworth, Suppl. Pl. Succ. 34. 1819.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cleburne, Coffee, Dale, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Lowndes, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sumter, Tallapoosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
SAMF0002916 Greene 20 Jun 2014 L. J. Davenport
5609
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UNA00007986 Hale 17 Jul 1965 Sherrie E. Maginness
41
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
17336AUA_ACC Lee 21 JUN 1969 MILLER, L. C.
043
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
TROY000009850 Dale 29 Aug 1997 Hannelore Rundell
402
TROY
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
SAMF0000663 Blount 01 Jun 1956 J. C. Avery
s.n.
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UWAL0009533 Marengo 27 Jun 2011 J. Kevin England
2959
UWAL
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UWAL0003435 Sumter 10 Jul 2006 Brian R. Keener
3822
UWAL
Yucca filamentosa L.
SAMF0000666 Bibb 23 May 2008 L. J. Davenport
3850
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
TROY000009849 Coffee 13 Jul 2000 Brian H. Martin
779
TROY
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
21385AUA_ACC Lee 24 MAY 1970 MURCHISON, GROVER R.
184
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
TROY000009851 Pike 20 May 1989 Michelle Hughes
30
TROY
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
AMAL00022629 Tallapoosa 31 Jul 2015 Chris T. Taylor
SP#1898
AMAL
Yucca filamentosa L.
41309AUA_ACC Lee 25 JUN 1972 HUDGINS, CHARLES H.
028
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
UNA00007999 Bibb 26 Jun 1988 Robert Burckhalter
1411
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
SAMF0000662 Jefferson 21 May 1955 Alberta Wade
s.n.
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UWAL0032557 Franklin 27 May 2016 England, J. Kevin
6406
UWAL
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
51788AUA_ACC Dale 19 JUL 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5948
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
JSU146023 Calhoun 21 May 1993 F. Hutchinson
1522
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
JSU142844 Calhoun 18 Jun 1985 Julia Peppers
005
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
13882AUA_ACC Russell 13 MAY 1966 SIMMONS, E. E.
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
SAMF0003045 Jefferson 25 Jun 2006 L. J. Davenport
3481
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UNA00007963 Bibb 26 Jun 1988 Robert Burckhalter
1411
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
UWAL0032556 Franklin 27 May 2016 England, J. Kevin
6406
UWAL
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UWAL0003436 Sumter 10 Jul 2006 Brian R. Keener
3822
UWAL
Yucca filamentosa L.
JSU146025 Calhoun 21 May 1993 F. Hutchinson
1521
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
AMAL00019650 Monroe 04 Jul 2011 T. Wayne Barger
153
AMAL
Yucca filamentosa L.
UNA00007968 Lowndes 9 Jul 1988 Robert Burckhalter
1412
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
36001AUA_ACC Bibb 17 OCT 1979 BECKETT, SCOTT W.
382
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
JSU129288 Cleburne 18 Jun 1985 Julia Peppers
5
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UNA00007971 Mobile s.d. Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
UNA00060141 Hale 4 Jun 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10402
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
1858AUA_ACC Lee 25 AUG 1954 BRASWELL, J. B.
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
SAMF0000664 Bibb 02 Jun 2005 L. J. Davenport
3195
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
JSU109539 Randolph 02 Jun 1988 C. F. Nixon
3899
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UNA00060147 Hale 4 Jun 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10402
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
49336AUA_ACC Pike 12 JUN 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
4995
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
USAM000000843 Mobile 20 Apr 1974 Michel G. Lelong
7655
USAM
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
JSU109601 Calhoun 01 Dec 1986 C. L. Lawler
1480
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
SAMF0003177 Bibb 10 Jun 2015 L. J. Davenport
5899
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
UNA00060148 Hale 4 Jun 2003 Robert R. Haynes
10402
UNA
Yucca filamentosa L.
JSU109540 Cleburne 19 Jun 1995 S. E. Hruska
714
JSU
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
46000AUA_ACC Houston 9 JUN 1971 KRAL, ROBERT
43154
AUA
YUCCA FILAMENTOSA L.
TROY000035957 Marengo 27 Jun 2011 J. Kevin England
2959
TROY
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
SAMF0000665 Bibb 18 May 2011 L. J. Davenport
4681
SAMF
Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus
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