Answer to the Front Page "Picture of the Week" Question for June 19th - June 26th, 2003
This is Adam's needle, Yucca filamentosa.
It is native to the Eastern U.S. and is a tough, drought resistant evergreen plant.
Dramatic spikes of creamy white flowers may grow to as much as ten feet in height in early summer.
Adam's needle often blooms again in the autumn. You can see this plant in the Friendship Garden
and near the Administration Building.
[Click on the picture to see a larger image of this plant].