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Yucca
: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 285] (2045)
: Plants
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: 2017-11-18
: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800
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: 2017-11-19 6:43
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Usually trunkless, it is a multisuckering evergreen shrub with heads of 75 cm (30 in) long, filamentous, blue-green, strappy leaves. It is fully hardy, though in cultivation it benefits from a sheltered position away from winter winds. Y. filamentosa is readily distinguished from other yucca species by white, thready filaments along the leaf margins.[7] Flower stems up to 3 m (10 ft) tall bear masses of pendulous cream flowers in early summer.[3] They are pollinated by the yucca moth Tegeticula yuccasella.[8][9] Other moth species also use this yucca as a host plant to lay their eggs, such as Tegeticula intermedia.[10]

Y. filamentosa is closely related to Yucca flaccida and it is possible they should be classified as a single specie


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6022 W: 89 N: 15133] (63409)
  • [2017-11-19 12:20]

Hi Raimundo,nice view of a yucca plant and its flowers,it's a pity that the dot of fire is on the right,so the plant is a bit blurred,i hope to see better the next time..ehehe.have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2735 W: 280 N: 4913] (19848)
  • [2017-11-19 18:51]

Hello Raimundo,
A nice shot of this flowering Yucca plant. I like the way it is placed a bit off center and framed in by the large palm on the left. Maybe not tac sharp, but still quite presentable.
Ron

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