Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.

Banana Yucca

Papago - Other, Soap

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 56

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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: Papago
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Plant macerated, placed in water to form suds and used for washing hair.

RECRD: 40578 id: 43918