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Yucca aloifolia L.
Spanish-bayonet, Aloe yucca

Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies and Mexico.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Other data on Yucca aloifolia available from :

Yucca aloifolia has been found in the following 88 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Doubtfully Native
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Beachwalk Pasley Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Bonair Beach Parcel, Martin County Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Reported
Dupuis Reserve Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association tract A
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Doubtfully Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Kitchen Key
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Doubtfully Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Miramar Pineland Present Doubtfully Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Doubtfully Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Doubtfully Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Doubtfully Native
Radnor Beach Park Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Doubtfully Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
South Beach Park Present Native
Spanish River Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Trail Glades Range Present Doubtfully Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Doubtfully Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native

Yucca aloifolia has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Yucca aloifolia has been found in the following 9 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Rock Barren
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound

All Images:

Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney, 1988
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
Yucca aloifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton