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Near Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Yucca Plains / Yucca

/ New Mexico's State Flower

 
 
Yucca Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. Yucca Plains Marker
Inscription. Marker Front:
Wide alluvial plains of Southwest New Mexico are feature of basin and range province with isolated fault block mountains scattered like islands from a sandy sea. Volcanic rocks form most of Cedar Mountains to south and Pyramid Mountains to west but Burro Mountains to northwest are mainly ancient granites. Elevation 4,560 feet.

Marker Reverse:
The Yucca is a member of the lily family. Its spring blossoms are pearly white. Early Indians used its tender shoots for food. Soap was made from its roots, sandals and basketry from the leaf fiber. A single variety of moth produces pollination.
 
Location. 32° 12.167′ N, 108° 14.9′ W. Marker is near Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 53. Click for map. Marker is in the eastbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Lordsburg NM 88045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooke’s Wagon Road (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Yucca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. Yucca Marker
Yucca Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Yucca Plains Marker
Yucca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Yucca Marker
Wide view of the Yucca Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 19, 2013
5. Wide view of the Yucca Plains Marker
Looking south across the Yucca Plains to the Cedar Mountains. Note the Yucca plant in the foreground (to the right of the marker).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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