One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads.
Yucca filamentosa, family Agavaceae
- ‘For landlubbers, a hiking trail winds through oak and mesquite forest, punctuated by the occasional Adam's needle cacti.’
- ‘The common yucca, Y. filamentosa, is also known as Eve's thread or Adam's needle, since both threads and needles can be made from the leaves.’
- ‘There is much confusion regarding how many species of Adam's needle there are.’
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