Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.

Banana Yucca

Apache - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Bell, Willis H and Edward F. Castetter, 1941, Ethnobiological Studies in the Southwest VII. The Utilization of of Yucca, Sotol and Beargrass by the Aborigines in the American Southwest, University of New Mexico Bulletin 5(5):1-74, page 19

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Scientific name: Yucca baccata Torr.
USDA symbol: YUBAB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Banana Yucca
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Flowers eaten as a vegetable only if obtained before the summer rains.

RECRD: 40478 id: 43787