The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
Yucca queretaroensis has a very small range, the population is naturally severely fragmented and only three locations can be identified. Due to its aesthetic beauty and rarity, this species is illegally extracted from the wild to supply
the international horticulture market, and this has caused rapid declines in the population. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Southern N. America - central Mexico (Querétaro, Guanajuato, Hidalgo).
Submontane open canopy scrub, growing on the slopes of canyons and strongly associated with water runoff, mainly on shallow, limestone soils; at elevations from 986 - 1,800 metres, but mainly below 1,340 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Yucca queretaroensis is native to sem-arid regions in the tropical mountains of central Mexico, where it can be found at elevations from 980 - 1,800 metres, but mainly below 1,340 metres[
Flowers - cooked[
]. The fresh flowers are cooked in soups and stews[
Old, dried leaves have been used to make roofs of rustic houses[
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