Near Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Yucca Plains / Yucca
/ New Mexico's State Flower
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.
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. Touch 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˝ miles away).
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