Flowers - raw or cooked. They are delicious raw, and can also be dried, crushed and used as a flavouring. A crisp crunchy texture, the flowers are very substantial and need to be well chewed. They have a slightly bitter flavour[K].Flowering stem - cooked and used like asparagus.
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Hardy to at least -15°c, this species is the most easily cultivated of the Yuccas, resisting snow, damp and atmospheric pollution. A very ornamental plant, there are some named varieties. Closely related to Y. gloriosa, and possibly a sterile hybrid. In the plants native environment, its flowers can only be pollinated by a certain species of moth. This moth cannot live in Britain and, if fruit and seed is required, hand pollination is necessary. This can be quite easily and successfully done using something like a small paint brush. Individual crowns are monocarpic, dying after flowering. However, the crown will usually produce a number of sideshoots before it dies and these will grow on to flower in later years. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.Members of this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits
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