Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca
Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca

Hesperoyucca whipplei Chaparral Yucca

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Neel's Nursery
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"The plant typically takes 5-10 years to reach maturity, at which point it amazingly shoots up a flower spike to about 10-15 feet in about 2 weeks of growth. The spikes bear a spectacular display of hundreds of bell shaped white to purplish flowers. 
It is pollinated by the California yucca moth (Tegeticula maculata), a relationship which has become a classic example of symbiosis. Working at night, the female yucca moth collects up to a dozen sacks of pollen grains called pollinia and forms them into a massive ball. She then flies to another plant and lands on the ovary of a flower. Standing with her head near the stigma, she inserts her ovipositor into the ovary wall and lays a single egg. She then rubs her pollen mass against the central stigmatic depression, ensuring pollination. The pollinated ovary will now produce many seeds, ensuring an ample food supply for the larva. Although many associations of Yucca and yucca moth exist, Tegeticula muculata and Hesperoyucca whipplei form an exclusive relationship." -Calscape.org

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