Hesperaloe parviflora [Asparagaceae]

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Scientific Name Hesperaloe parviflora USDA PLANTS Symbol HEPA8
Common Name Red Yucca, Redflower False Yucca ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 42947
Family Asparagaceae (Asparagus) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Prairies, rocky slopes, and mesquite thickets, up to 2000 ft.; widely cultivated in arid and semiarid regions.
Plant: Yucca-like evergreen perennial succulent with leaves forming basal clumps; 3 to 4 ft. tall spreading to 6 ft. wide.
Leaves: Narrow, arching, sword-like, blue-green leaves 2 to 3 feet long and 1-inch wide crowded together; thread-like marginal hairs.
Inflorescence: Flower stalk rises 5 feet with showy, tubular flowers on arching pink stems; rosy red or salmon-colored tepals, yellow anthers.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Missouri Botanical Garden and SEINet.
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