Photo Challenge: Off Season

Apparently there are about 50 species of Yucca and numerous subspecies, varieties, forms, cultivars and hybrids. The yucca is also the state flower of New Mexico and when it is in bloom, these delightful white flowers popcorn from the center of the succulent.

Pictured here is a native yucca that can be easily found around our neck the woods (could be the Yucca angustissima, but I’m no botanist). For the last couple of weeks, they’ve been blooming their little heads off … literally. However, I think there prime has ended. This plant is hanging on to a few last blooms, prolonging its final off season farewell to the Sandia Mountain playground.

Pictured in full bloom

Pictured in full bloom

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