“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
yucca-like leaves with pointed tips and small, soft, needle-like bristles scattered along the margins
to 5 feet, typically 3 to 4 feet
July to August
Stout-stemmed plant with bluish-green leaves up to 2 feet long, at the base.
Found on glades, savannas and prairies, it is easy to establish from seed and does best in dry to average soils. This yucca-like plant competes well with taller native grass species and is fairly common in seed mixes. Seedheads remain intact well into late November. The leaves can be made into cord.