New Mexico State Flower

Yucca flower
Yucca glauca

The yucca was adopted as the State Flower on March 14, 1927.The yucca is a member of the lily family and a symbol of sturdiness as well as beauty. In the early summer, pale ivory flowers bloom at the tips of its long, fibrous stalks. At the base of the plant are broad, sharpedged leaves that look like stilettos. The yucca sometimes grows to the height of a small tree.