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Posted May 30, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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What’s a yucca?  A shrub – or tree. There are 40+ different species, which have rosettes of evergreen, sword-shaped leaves. They have large terminal panicles of whitish flowers. A panicle is a compound raceme — a loose, much-branched inflorescence with pedicellate flowers.

Don’t you love it when botanists talk all technical?

Here’s what they’re talking about … a part of roadway landscaping in Santa Clarita, CA.

Wikipedia provides this curiosity:

… in the Midwest United States as “ghosts in the graveyard”, as it is commonly found growing in rural graveyards and when in bloom the flowers appear as floating apparitions.

I’m from the midwest … never saw a yucca in a graveyard. Never heard anyone talk about ghosts in the graveyard … and refer to this succulent, anyway.

Posted May 14, 2013 by henrymowry in Photography

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