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Adam’s Needle and Spanish Bayonets

Adam's needle is a kind of yucca plant

Native yuccas, like this Adam’s needles, are low-maintenance and easy-to-grow in the home landscape.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Those who have never visited Florida tend to imagine the entire state encompassed by sprawling, white sand beaches and palm trees. Though our state is famous for its coast, inland Florida has something entirely different to offer.

Long-leaf pine and saw palmetto are plants that any local can identify, but our area is also inhabited by a less-familiar species of plant. Yucca often goes unnoticed, until the beautiful blooms appear like an apparition in the woods, or an unfortunate collision makes one painfully aware of its existence. Read the full article here!