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Exotic Mexican Beauty in my garden!

Observed: 7th May 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Detail of flowers, stamens just about visible.
Flowering stem
The flowering stem
Flowers
Detail of the flowers
The flowering shoot plus Yucca like foliage
Rhubarb red stems
Description:

Was given this handsome exotic about three years ago, and this year, starting in late March it began to produce an enormous flowering stem.This has now finally produced flowers which have just opened.The flowers are green but contrast with the rhubarb red stems.
It is native to Mexico but quite rare in the wild.
Needs a sheltered spot to succeed,I have seen it in quantity on the Isle of Scilly at Tresco.Also grow at Ventnor Botanic Garden.
Was in the Amaryllidaceae family but now placed in the Agavaceae.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Beschorneria yuccoides
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

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Comments

Blewit Boy's picture

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

chris

David Trevan's picture

Beschorneria!

Thanks Chris, it is rather special, we were amazed to see this flowering stem slowly appear a few months ago and we have been well rewarded with a spectacular display!

David J Trevan