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What Is Yucca?

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Yucca is the name of a plant. It can be any of those several perennials, shrubs or trees that belong to the Yucca genus. Yucca is a plant characterized by thin pointed leaves, a tall stalk and white or violet flowers. This plant is originally from hot and dry regions of North America, Central America and West Indies. This plant is also very popular for its decorative and ornamental uses. The flower of this plant is the state flower of New Mexico. The root, flowers, fruits and seeds all are considered edible and used in various recipes.        Yucca is also the name of a potato like vegetable. Yucca is also known as cassava. There are two types of yucca i.e. Sweet and bitter. The root of the yucca plant is used for thickening soups. It is a kind of woody shrub and is cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions. This vegetable is one of the major sources of carbohydrates because it is full of starch.

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