Yucca is one of the most common plantings in African American cemeteries. A symbol of the living spirit, it is used to mark gravesites, sometimes in lieu of a headstone. We spotted this interesting combination yesterday, near Smithfield, Virginia. Either the yucca grew up through the flowers, or the flowers were purposely placed at the heart of the plant.
Photos: Nadia K. Orton, 2014. All rights reserved.