Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.

Banana Yucca

Tewa - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Robbins, W.W., J.P. Harrington and B. Freire-Marreco, 1916, Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians, SI-BAE Bulletin #55, page 49

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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: Tewa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Roots bruised, placed in water and used to wash woolens, cotton fabrics, feathers and hair.

RECRD: 41908 id: 43965