Friday, June 5, 2009

The Yucca in Bloom

The Yucca plants were in when during this most recent visit to the Sequoia National Park. The Yucca is found in dry arid places so it was not unusual to find it in the desert but it was surprising to find it in abundance in the Sequoia. It was a small lesson in eco-systems. The plant itself has tough sword like leafs. The spike that brings forth the flower is also tough, thick and tall. I stood under one plant to take some of the pictures. I’m just about 5’6” and the flower towered above me! The Yucca plant came up to my knees. The blossoms on the species in the Park are large, white and stand in beautiful contrast to its parent plant.

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