National Geographic : 1924 Jan
'It I, C,5- \flhf Photograph by E.O. Wooton SPECIMENS OF SPANISH BAYONET IN THE DESERT OF NEW MEXICO There are more than a dozen species of yuccas on the arid spaces in the American Southwest andMexico. The Yucca elata, shown here, has leaves twenty or thirty inches long, ending in a sharp point. The trunk is covered with a thatch of thedried pendant leaves and the roots penetrate deep into the soil. After the blooms have fallen, the fruit comes as an oblong capsule, ending in an abrupt point.