Agavaceae Agave americana L.

American Century Plant

Comanche - Food, Staple

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F., 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44, page 10

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Scientific name: Agave americana L.
USDA symbol: AGAMA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Century Plant
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Comanche
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Staple
Notes: Used as one of the most important foods.

RECRD: 40930 id: 1731