Adam's Needle Yucca filamentosa Linnaeus    Synonyms: Curlyleaf Yucca, Wild Yucca, Yucca.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Asparagales   >   Family Asparagaceae   >   Genus Yucca   

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Has an obligate mutualism with Yucca Moths. Yucca relies on these moths for pollination, and Yucca Moths feed on the developing seeds of Yucca plants. Also used by Carpophilus melanopterus.

There are 94 records in the project database.

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Adam's Needle in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/11/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A flowering Adam's Needle in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle growing along a roadside in Somerset Co., Maryland (1/20/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/24/2012). ID Note: Leaves stiff and spatulate Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle growing in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/9/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2016). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/3/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/17/2018). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/17/2018). Collected and processed by Helen Lowe Metzman. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/17/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle seed pod in Anne Arundel, Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Adam's Needle seeds from Anne Arundel, Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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