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Yucca constricta

This short, clumping yucca is native to south central Texas, west Texas, and into adjacent Mexico. At its largest, Yucca constricta might develop a 1-foot-tall trunk, forming a low-growing clump with up to 20 heads. Its flexible, pale green leaves are about 2 feet long by 1 inch wide, with white threads along the margins. Flowering occurs from spring through the summer. The top half of the spectacular 5-10 foot tall flower spike is covered with large greenish-white blossoms. It should be hardy to 0 F. USDA Zone 7. 

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