Yucca arizonica, former name Yucca baccata var. brevifolia, is a variable semisucculent species.
This Yucca usually occurs as dense clusters of stems up to 2,5 m tall, tipped with rigid bluish to yellowish leaves.
Some forms are nearly trunkless.
The lower half of the wide inflorescence is typically concealed within the leaves.
This yucca grows from the Sonoran desert into oak-pine woodland, from southern Arizona to central Sonora.