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Yucca arkansana


Yucca arkansana, the Arkansas yucca,<ref name=FNA/> is a plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.<ref>William Trelease. Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 13: 63–64. 1892.</ref><ref>Biota of North America Project</ref> It generally grows in gravelly, sunlit locations such as rocky outcrops, prairies, etc.<ref name=FNA>Flora of North America v 26 p 436.</ref>

Yucca arkansana is one of the smaller members of the genus Yucca, acaulescent or with a stem no more than 15 cm tall. Flowers are greenish-white, borne on a flowering stalk up to 80 cm (30 inches) tall.<ref>Benny's Kaktus</ref><ref>McKelvey, S. D. 1938–1947. Yuccas of the Southwestern United States. 2 vols. Jamaica Plain</ref><ref>Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas i–xv, 1–1881. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.</ref>

A number of yucca moths lay their eggs upon Y. arkansana as a host plant, an example being Tegeticula intermedia.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>