This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. D. S. Grimes writes: "Enclosed you will find a few seeds of the Yucca angustifolia not yet ripe, but furnishing proof that this Yucca does bear seed, which has been doubted by some of your correspondents. This plant is found growing in large quantities on the plains near the Rocky Mountains, wherever the soil is of a dry, sandy nature. In May a flower stalk grows up from the centre of the plant two or three feet in height, producing a large gorgeous plume of creamy white flowers. Cattle are exceedingly fond of this flower-stalk, and eat it off as fast as it appears, consequently no bloom is seen on the open plains; it is found only in enclosures where stock not is permitted to run. This fact has doubtless given rise to the idea that it does not bear seed."