Dense rosettes of long, thin leaves; cluster forming
Grassland, woodland; the Hill Country
Greenish white, on a short stem rising 12 inches or more above the uppermost leaf tips
Yucca constricta is a plant of the Texas Hill Country, its range extending east towards Houston and Dallas. The bright green leaves are long (up to 25 inches), narrow (half an inch), thin and flexible, lacking both terminal spines and (usually) white filaments. They point generally upwards but do not form the spherical, symmetric rosettes of some stronger-leaved species. Plants multiply into extensive clumps, and older specimens develop a short trunk that eventually becomes woody.