Flor de Izote is Yucca (not to be confused with yuca). I have seen it a lot through out Kansas and Colorado. Because of the winter it does not grow to be a big tree like it can in Guatemala. My in laws have one at their house in Kansas, we tried to persuade them to let us prepare it, we had no success. They were too leery about it.
The flor de izote is an easy to maintain plant, many people have a tree they can consume from, if that is not the case you can buy it at the market or if you are lucky, like us, someone will bring you a bunch: Doña Delfina, the lady who helps us with the house chores, has a Flor de Izote tree at her house and brought us some!
HOW TO PREPARE
You can eat the flower and the pistil, but separately!
Eating the flowers:
Cook them in water for about 4 minutes.
Mix them with egg, bread crumbs and salt
Eating the pistils:
Cook them in water for about 10 minutes
Put them in a jar with vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper
Leave in the refrigerator to pickle