Agavaceae Yucca filamentosa L.

Adam's Needle

Cherokee - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 25

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Scientific name: Yucca filamentosa L.
USDA symbol: YUFI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Adam's Needle
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Roots pounded, boiled and used instead of soap to wash blankets.

RECRD: 9116 id: 44058