Thursday, August 9, 2007

Yucca in bloom

This is a yucca plant. Its a member of the agave family (the plant they make tequila from) and grows primarily in hot, arid conditions. Its leaves are made of long, thin, tough fibers and were used by Native Americans prehistorically for making everything from woven sandals to rope to bow strings. As you can see from its large white flowers this yucca plant is in bloom.

2 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photo.

Mme Benaut said...

What a wonderful, versatile plant. Lovely photo with the purple hills in the background and tree line in the middle with yucca taking pride of place against a dead tree. The composition is superbe, Dustin.