Aboriginal peoples are said to have used the very sharp & pointed tips of Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia) as needles. Fibrous material from this plant was used to make ropes, baskets and mats.

Diane LaRue (Class of 2012) pointed out this plant growing amongst the sea oxeye daisy (Borrichia frutescens) near the eastern-most wetland crossover bridge at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. Generally, Spanish bayonet is a plant of dry places, so likely there is a bit of high ground beneath it …


Sometimes plants turn up where you would not expect them to grow.

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