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Chaparral Yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei)




May 14, 2008 04:17 PM PDT


chaparral yucca, Hesperoyucca whipplei, White Mountains, elevation 1595 m (5240 ft).

This is a recently discovered northward range extension (or maybe more accurately, remnant of range contraction) for this species at the southern edge of the Great Basin in the White Mountains. Only this single very healthy plant was found despite multiple further searches of the area. The main range of chaparral yucca is in the southern Sierra Nevada and southwestern California chaparral, into northern Baja California.

Specimen number Morefield 5818.

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