Is this a yucca?

Asked January 24, 2016, 3:10 PM EST

I think this is a yucca plant, I'm not sure. If so I need to transplant it either the entire plant or, pulps for my yard. It grows from a softball sized above ground root, I'm sure it is not native to my region but found this plant. And wish to transplant it if possible. Thanks

Drew County Arkansas plant identification botany

1 Response

It could be one of the soft-leaved Yuccas (Y. recurvifolia, Y. pendula and others), but without flowers I can't tell for sure. Yuccas are not known for growing from an above-ground root, so it is probably something else, possibly a ponytail palm (Beaucarnea). Can you send a picture of the root?