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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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported for the lower sandy Keys in 1918 by H.H.M. Bowman and in 1942 by John H. Davis. Although perhaps spread some through cultivation, we consider this native throughout the Florida Keys. It may be extirpated in the lower sandy Keys.

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Yucca aloifolia has been reported from the following 11 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Reported
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native




Yucca aloifolia has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Coastal Rock Barren
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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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