East Nevada, Utah, west Colorado, extreme north Arizona
Rosettes of long, narrow leaves; cluster forming
Plateaus, hillsides, rocky outcrops; 3,200 to 8,200 feet elevation
Yellow, greenish yellow or purplish yellow
Yucca harrimaniae grows in relatively northerly and high elevation regions, in the east half of the Great Basin Desert of Nevada, across all of Utah except the north and far southwest, and the western third of Colorado. Rosettes may be solitary but usually form clusters, eventually developing a short trunk. The green leaves are straight, narrow (from half an inch to just over an inch across), of medium length (up to 20 inches) and curved in cross-section. Leaf edges are brown in color, with curly white filaments at intervals.