Scientific Name: Yucca elata
Common Name: Soaptree Yucca
Also Called: Amole, Palmella, Palmilla, Soap Tree Yucca, Soapweed, Soap-tree Yucca, Soap-weed Yucca (Spanish: Palmilla, Yuca, Sota, Cortadillo, Palmito, Soyate)
Family: Agavaceae, Agave or Century Plant Family (Reclassified to Asparagaceae)
Synonyms: (Yucca angustissima var. elata, Yucca elata var. elata, Yucca elata var. utahensis, Yucca elata var. verdiensis, Yucca utahensis, Yucca verdiensis)
Size: Up to 20 feet or more.
Growth Form: Shrub, tree; solitary or forming colonies of rosettes; single trunk or clustered trunks; caulescent; distinctly tree-like; stems erect; slow growth.
Leaves: Green, gray-green, blue-green, pale green; linear and widest near the middle; margins white, entire, curled, filiferous.
Flower Color: White, creamy-white or cream; flowers pendent; sepals and petal similar, called tepals; inflorescence up to 7 feet, 25 or more side branches with clusters of showy bell-shaped flowers, mostly paniculate; fruit an erect dry, brown, woody capsule.
Flowering Season: May to July; April to June.