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Hesperoyucca whipplei (Torr.) Baker
chaparral yucca

General Information
Symbol: HEWH
Group: Monocot
Family: Agavaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: L48   N
Yucca whipplei
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


Symbol Scientific Name
YUWHC2 Yucca whipplei Torr. var. caespitosa M.E. Jones
YUNI Yucca nitida C. Wright ex W. Watson
YUWHI2 Yucca whipplei Torr. var. intermedia (Haines) J.M. Webber
YUWH Yucca whipplei Torr.
YUWHP2 Yucca whipplei Torr. ssp. percursa Haines
YUWHP4 Yucca whipplei Torr. var. percursa (Haines) J.M. Webber
YUWHE Yucca whipplei Torr. ssp. eremica Epling & Haines
YUWHP3 Yucca whipplei Torr. var. parishii M.E. Jones
YUWHG Yucca whipplei Torr. var. graminifolia (Alph. Wood) Trel.
YUCA4 Yucca californica Lemmon
YUWHI Yucca whipplei Torr. ssp. intermedia Haines
YUWHP Yucca whipplei Torr. ssp. parishii (M.E. Jones) Haines
YUGR Yucca graminifolia Alph. Wood
YUWHC Yucca whipplei Torr. ssp. caespitosa (M.E. Jones) Haines
YUWHW Yucca whipplei Torr. var. whipplei


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Agavaceae – Century-plant family
Genus Hesperoyucca (Engelm.) Baker – hesperoyucca
Species Hesperoyucca whipplei (Torr.) Baker – chaparral yucca

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Yucca whipplei var. whipplei
Our Lord's candle
Salvage restricted



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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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