Sky Watch ~ Our Lord’s Candle

 

I saw this wisp of a cloud on a neighborhood walk with Willow last week. The hillsides are filled with these Yucca’s blooming right now. I’d like to get a little closer to one and smell the fragrance…

Our Lord’s Candle (Yucca whipplei) Agave Family. AGAVACEAE ~ The flower stalk is 4 to 8 feet tall. There is basal rosette of spine-tipped, sword-like leaves 1 to 3 feet long. The white flowers sometimes purple-tinged, appear in a terminal compound cluster up to 4 feet long. They are very fragrant and even have a pleasant taste when nibbled.

Beginning in April and continuing through July, Our Lord’s Candle blooms abundantly in Chaparral and Oak Woodland in elevations up to 2500 feet.

 

For more Sky Watch photos click over to Wiggers World.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

44 thoughts on “Sky Watch ~ Our Lord’s Candle

  1. Glad to see photos from your walks again. Means your back is better.
    This is a wonderful name for a plant.

  2. Our Lord’s Candle? Interesting name for a yucca! We can grow yucas here in Canada too…but I suspect a different variety. hey truly are magestic when they’re in bloom.

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