Schott's Yucca is a member of the Agave
Family. This large agave has bluish green bayonet shaped
leaves that grow to 2.5 feet in length with smooth, reddish edges and a
sharp point. Leaves grow from a central location to form a large
rosette. The plant can typically be found growing along hillsides and in
canyons at elevations between 4000 and 7000 feet.
Native Americans eat buds,
flowers and young flower stalks of the Schott's Yucca.
blooms between April and August, producing a large flower stalk, which
grows to 18 feet in height. The stalk produces a long cluster of
white, waxy, bell-shaped flowers, followed by green banana-like
fruits, which grow to 5 inches long.