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Yucca, genus of plants of the Lily family found in desert regions of Mexico and the southwestern United States. The Joshua tree is a small tree, but other yuccas are shrubs or low plants bearing clusters of sword-shaped leaves and white, waxy flowers. All depend on the yucca moth for pollination.

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