Asked by: Ekram Natschke
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th February, 2020

What pollinates Yucca?

The moth's larvae depend on the seeds of the yucca plant for food, and the yucca plant can only be pollinated by the yucca moth. In the central United States, soapweed yucca (Yucca glauca) is pollinated by a moth known as Tegeticulla yuccasella.

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Also to know is, what kind of pollinator does a yucca have?

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Also Know, what do yucca moths pollinate? The moths in this case, specifically Tegeticula and Parategeticula, pollinate yucca flower purposefully, and lay their eggs in the flowers. The larvae of the moths rely on yucca seeds as nourishment and this is also cost inflicted on the plants to maintain the mutualism.

Similarly one may ask, what type of relationship do a yucca moth and yucca plant have?


Do bees like yucca?

Moth-Pollinated flowers The yucca plant (Yucca spp.), USDA zones 5 through 10, is an excellent example of a moth-friendly flower, as are gardenias (Gardenia spp.), USDA zones 8 through 10.

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