The Adam’s Needle and Thread (Yucca filamentosa) is a flowering, evergreen shrub in the Asparagaceae family. It is also known as the Spanish Bayonet, Common Yucca, Bear-Grass, Needle-Palm, Silk-Grass, and Spoon-Leaf Yucca.
It is native to the south-eastern United States of America, from Virginia to Florida, and into Texas. It is also common in France, Italy, and the Caucasus – such as Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
It has heads of 75 centimetres (30 inches) long blue-green leaves.
The flower stems are up to to 3 metres (10 feet) long with masses of pendulous cream-coloured flowers.
It blooms in early summer.
Photographed at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tbilisi, June 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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