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Hesperoyucca whipplei (Torr.) Baker
chaparral yucca



General Information
Symbol: HEWH
Group: Monocot
Family: Agavaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Shrub
Subshrub
Native Status: L48   N
Yucca whipplei
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Diego Co., Anza-Borrego State Park. April 7, 2007. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kings Canyon National Park. June 5, 2010. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kings Canyon National Park. June 5, 2010. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kings Canyon National Park. June 5, 2010. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kings Canyon National Park. June 5, 2010. Usage Requirements.

Margaret Williams. Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society. ©Nevada Native Plant Society. Usage Requirements.

Margaret Williams. Courtesy of Nevada Native Plant Society. ©Nevada Native Plant Society. Usage Requirements.

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, CA. Usage Requirements.

©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, San Bernardino Co., San Bernardino. Usage Requirements.

©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, San Bernardino vicinity, 3 miles N. of town. Usage Requirements.

©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, San Bernardino vicinity, 3 miles N. of town. Usage Requirements.

©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, San Bernardino Co., Cajon Junction vicinity, 2.4 miles E. of town on CA 138 at Summit Valley. Usage Requirements.

©G.A. Cooper. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Plant Image Collection. United States, CA, San Bernardino Co., Cajon Junction vicinity, 2.4 miles E. of town on CA 138 at Summit Valley. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kern Co., Sequoia National Forest. May 8, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Kern Co., Sequoia National Forest. May 8, 2004. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Riverside Co., Pine Cove vicinity, on Highway 243. June 19, 1983. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Riverside Co., Pine Cove vicinity, on Highway 243. June 19, 1983. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Riverside Co., Pine Cove vicinity, on Highway 243. June 19, 1983. Usage Requirements.

Fred E. Dunham. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA. 1939. Usage Requirements.

Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, CA, Los Padres National Forest. 1948. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Tulare Co., Pierpoint Springs. May 31, 1996. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Tulare Co., Pierpoint Springs. May 31, 1996. Usage Requirements.

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Courtesy of St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Luis Obispo Co., Camp San Luis Obispo. May 18, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Luis Obispo Co., Camp San Luis Obispo. May 18, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Luis Obispo Co., Camp San Luis Obispo. May 18, 2003. Usage Requirements.

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Synonyms

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

Classification

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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.
Arizona
Yucca whipplei var. whipplei
Our Lord's candle
Salvage restricted

Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Description of Values

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