Agavaceae Yucca glauca Nutt.

Small Soapweed

Keres, Western - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Swank, George R., 1932, The Ethnobotany of the Acoma and Laguna Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 76

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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: Keres, Western
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Crushed roots rubbed on hair or clothes for soap or crushed, roasted roots soaked in water for soap. This soap caused more itching than that from wild leafed yucca, but was considered better to keep the natural color of the hair.

RECRD: 30535 id: 44121