7 responses to “Hesperoyucca whipplei”

  1. bobbie

    Daniel, I don’t know much about what genus this plant should be in, but I do know that it is a beautiful photo!
    I don’t comment real often, but I want you to know that I visit every day via my Google Reader. I have learned so much from these postings. Thanks!

  2. ingrid

    Wow! Beautiful plant, makes me think of the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata) which I love. Thanks.

  3. Heather Dunbar

    How tall is that spire?

  4. Natalie

    Isn’t that a spectacular thing!
    I’ve just signed up for the Botany Photo of the Day and am really enjoying it. Thanks so much.

  5. Margaret-Rae Davis

    I live in Massachusette USA and first saw this lovely plant on Cape Cod in the early 1960’s. The blossoms blow in the wind and are so lovely.
    Thanks for the reminder of this special plant.
    Margaret-Rae

  6. xpeditions

    This is the first year that this yucca species has bloomed in my landscape. I was particularly surprised by the bloom because of the incredibly low rain levels(the yucca only receives natural rainfall). The total height of the inflorescence is about eight feet. The incredible part of having this plant around you is the oppurtunity to observe the mutualistic relation between it and its sole pollinator, the Yucca Moth. The moth spends much of its adult life inside the flowers and lays its eggs inside the flowers which results in the pollination of the yucca flower and nourishment for the next generation of Yucca Moth. One of many wonders of nature.

  7. Regina Djohan Madya

    Ohh so beautiful.I wish I could have one planted in my garden.I love it.Thanks

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