Faxon Yucca - Yucca faxoniana
Confined to southwestern Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico, the trunk of this shrub or tree may reach 50 feet in height with a diameter of nearly two feet. It grows at higher elevations to nearly 7,000 feet in both mountainous and flatland habitats. The leaves are evergreen, yellow-green in color and up to nearly 4 feet in length. They are sword-shaped, widest above the middle, and sharp-tipped, with curling margins. The whitish flowers are tubelike and borne on short stalks in a multiple-branched cluster sometimes more than four feet high. Brownish-black fruits are as much as 4 inches in length.