Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
banana yucca, Yucca baccata

See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.

This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.


Identification status: .

From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.

First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.43, elevation 6606 feet (2014 m). The first off-trail specimens are at mile 0.34, elevation 6662 feet (2031 m).

Number of plants along Trail: at least 10 plants were found in at least 9 different locations in September 2007.


From 5 September 2007, off-trail plants at mile 0.34:

From 6 September 2007, on-trail plants at mile 0.43:


See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.

Scientific NameYucca baccata
1987 Grand Canyon Flora NameYucca baccata
1987 Grand Canyon Flora page13
SEINet Image PageYucca baccata
USDA PlantsYucca baccata
Flora of North AmericaYucca baccata
Jepson Manual for California treatmentYucca baccata
Jepson Manual illustration page1213
Kearney and Peebles NameYucca baccata
Kearney and Peebles Page #187
Vascular Plants of AZ name
Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page
Huisinga et al 2006 nameYucca baccata
Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers82-83
Epple NameYucca baccata
Epple description page #29
Epple pix #144
McDougall 1964 nameYucca baccata
McDougall 1964 page #67
Brian 2000 Name
Phillips 1979 nameYucca baccata
Phillips 1979 page #7
Stockert 1967 nameYucca baccata
Stockert 1967 page #12

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Last Update: 3 October 2007