Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa) is a long-lived perennial shrub that may grow to 4-6 feet. It has stalks with showy, creamy-white flowers and green fruit and the leaves contain sharp, spiny tips. This plant blossoms in spring to early summer. Plant in well-drained sandy soil with full sun to part shade. It is the larval host plant for the cofaqui giant skipper and the yucca giant skipper butterflies. It provides cover for wildlife and is pollinated by yucca moths. The fruit can be cooked and eaten once the seeds have been removed and its petals can be used in salads.