Agavaceae Yucca glauca Nutt.

Small Soapweed

Isleta - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Jones, Volney H., 1931, The Ethnobotany of the Isleta Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 45

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Scientific name: Yucca glauca Nutt.
USDA symbol: YUGLG2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Small Soapweed
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Isleta
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Roots pounded until soft, soaked in water and used as a soap for bathing, washing hair & blankets.

RECRD: 30754 id: 44105