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A dwarf species from Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, where it grows in very dry sagebrush and scrubland between 1000 and 2500 m (3300 and 8200 ft.), forming a compact rosette of numerous, narrow, green leaves with white threads along the edges. Plants mostly stay trunkless but occasionally form a short trunk to 40 cm (16 in.) tall. The inflorescence is usually unbranched and appears in spring. Y. angustissima is drought tolerant and very hardy to frost, suitable for many temperate climates but rarely cultivated.