Yucca Bloom

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YuccaBloomThis is a Yucca plant starting into its short-lived blooming season. I once heard a park ranger in Mesa Verde National Park refer to the Yucca plant as the Wal-Mart of the Puebloan people. They used this amazing plant for food, medicine, and clothes. Every part of the plant, from the flowers to the leaves to the roots, had a strategic use in their culture.

The plant grows a central stalk (seen here) usually in the late Spring time from whence the flowers bloom. All the flowers on a plant are usually all in bloom at once. The stalk dies after the flowering season, but might continue to stand throughout the winter.

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  1. Fabiola says:

    That’s a beautiful pic! Here in Mexico, ancient cultures also used the yucca plant, and even today the flowers are used in traditional cuisine.

    1. Jake says:

      I have heard that, but never had the privilege of trying it. Added to the bucket list 🙂

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