Agavaceae Yucca glauca Nutt.
Southwest Indians - 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 54
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Scientific name: Yucca glauca Nutt.
USDA symbol: YUGLG2 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Small Soapweed
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Southwest Indians
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Roots roasted, soaked in water, removed and soapy liquid used to wash hair and cloth.
RECRD: 40569 id: 44183