New Mexico State Flower
The blossom of the desert yucca plant was adopted as the New Mexico State Flower in 1927. The New Mexico Federation of Women’s Clubs made the original recommendation to the legislature. School children were then asked to participate in the final decision. The state’s youngest citizens voted enthusiastically for the yucca flower.
There are at least 50 species of yucca (pronounced yuh-ka) growing in the American southwest, including perennials, shrubs, and trees. Since the legislature didn’t specify a particular species of the sturdy and beautiful desert plant, residents of the “Land of Enchantment” have a wide range of state flowers to call their own.
Yucca Flower Facts
Common Name: Yucca Flower
Scientific Name: Yucca
Year Adopted: 1927
Peak Bloom: May to June
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