Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.

Banana Yucca

Yavapai - 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: Yavapai
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Root, stem and leaves pounded and worked in water to form lather for washing hair and body.

RECRD: 40576 id: 43974