Yucca and yuca are different plants. Both are important plants, but they don't grow in the Eastern U.S., rarely show up in grocery stores, and aren't in bouquets of flowers, so many people don't know them. And, therefore, don't know to try not to confuse them.
|Yuca roots labeled as yucca.|
|yucca in New Mexico|
|Yuca, Manihot esculenta, roots. The leaf is a yuca leaf.|
|Yuca roots for sale, lightly waxed to extend shelf-life.|