Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen rosette-forming succulent with many narrow, yucca-like leaves. May reach 1.5 ft in height with a 2 ft spread (45 x 60 cm). Leaves 50 x 2.5 cm, erect to ascending, rigid, linear-lanceolate, flat above, dark green edged in brown, margin lacks teeth or serrations, terminal spine. Flower stalk to 3 m high with yellow flowers. Fruit is ovoid, small, 15 x 8 mm, red to yellow-brown.
- Sun to light filtered shade, any soil type but best if well-drained, limited summer irrigation needed
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8b (15-20° F) Native to the rocky hillsides of northeastern Sonoran Desert to 4500 feet in elevation, mostly found in Sonora, Mexico.
- ocahui: a native peoples word for cord or fiber. When the leaves are crushed they can be used as a scouring brush.