My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

Yucca brevifolia
Agavaceae

Height: 15' to 35'

Trunk: 3' in diameter. It is brown or grey, rough and deeply furrowed. Younger trunks are covered with dead leaves.

Leaves: 14" long. They are dark green, long and pointed with toothed margins. The are clustered at the end of branches.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to Aril. The flower is white, waxy and is 2 1/2" wide. The petals are bell shapes and found clustered tightly on stalks 1 1/2' long on the end of the branches. The fruit is 4" long and green.
Form/Habitat: Found on the bajadas of the Mojave Desert from southern California to western Arizona 2,000' to 3,500'.


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