I Spy Yuccas
Yucca is a fitting name I’ve always thought. Yuccas have never been my favorite plant with their spiked leaves and awkward stalk with milky, droopy, waxy flowers. You know who loves the Yucca though? The Yucca Moth. In fact it is mutual. This moth deliberately transfers pollen from one plant to another and lays an egg in the flower at the same time. The moth larva then eat the seeds (but not all so new plants can grow). What a nice condo complex for these moth babies! Both plant and moth clearly benefit from this symbiotic relationship.
Yucca leaves have a low ignition temperature when dried so you can use them to start a friction fire.
We have been seeing them in bloom all over lately along with lots of Daylilies.
What flowers are you seeing lately? Please share!