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What is this plant?

 
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Found two of these on my property. No idea what they are. Help?
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Looks to me like it could be a Yucca.
 
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what James said
 
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I'll agree also.  I have hundreds of them.  There are many varieties though you will know which ones you have when they bloom.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca
 
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Okay is that good?
 
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LOL, I used to freeze the flowers and swore by their decongestant properties, mixing them with my morning coffee, and because they can be pollinated by bats I figured eating them might be an immunization for rabies.
 
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Over the last few years I have been making a list of what plants grow on my property that are edible.  Yucca is one of them.

Here are a couple of articles that might help once you determine your variety.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/yucca-yuca-which-is-edible-2/

https://www.thespruceeats.com/banana-yucca-aka-yucca-baccata-1337949

This Banana Yucca sounds as good as it is beautiful.  Too bad it is not the ones I have.

 
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Thanks all!! I will post pics when they flower.
 
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My neighbor hates the yucca that the previous owners left, it's really sharp and stabby which is inconvenient considering it's right by their front door and crowds into the walkway. She keeps trying to get rid of it but it is seemingly impossible to get rid of every last bit of root. Hopefully you enjoy yours.
 
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I have a bunch...
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