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Physical Setting
Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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PlantsNative TreesNative ShrubsNative CactusesWildflowersOther Plants
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Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata)
banana yuccaDESCRIPTION: Perennial to 3', flower stalk to 5' (not much taller than leaves). Flowers white, tubular (to 3" long), bell-shaped, in clusters along tall stalk. Fruit is bananalike to 5" long. Leaves a basal rosette, linear to 3' long. Leaves have a spine only at tip, and have white, peeling fibers along edge of leaves. Agavaceae (Agave) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Flowers bloom April to July and are pollinated by yucca moth. Used by native people to make baskets, sandals, mats, etc.

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