Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Y is for Yucca

Adopted as New Mexico's state flower in 1927, the Yucca has over forty varieties growing throughout the southwest and Mexico.  These strange plants have to be pollinated by specific Yucca Moths.  They have beautiful white flowers reaching to the sky, hence the spanish name "lamparas de dios" which translates to "lamps of the lord".  Post # 25 on ABC Wednesday. 

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