The Beaked Yucca – ‘Blue Swan’ (Yucca rostrata) is a hybrid flowering plant in the Asparagaceae family of Yucca trees.
It is native to North America, particularly Texas, and also Mexico.
The Beaked Yucca grows to about 4.5 metres (14.5 feet) tall.
Its leaves grow outwards from the top of a single stem, forming a crown. The thin, rigid, and pointy leaves grow to 60 centimetres (23.5 inches) long and 1.5 centimetres (half-an-inch) wide.
The white flowers are on a large panicle 100 centimetres (39 inches) tall.
The Beaked Yucca blooms from June to August in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, February 2023.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls