Yucca (Yucca filamentosa) Native

Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

Parts used: whole plant

Medicinal and other uses: A food and resource plant of Native Americans. The flower stalks are eaten when fully grown but before buds open. The flower buds and petals are cooked, and the fruit is eaten raw. The leaves are woven into baskets and leaf gibers are used for rope. A root poultice or salve treats skin sores and sprains. A decoction may be used to ease arthritic pain. The root can also be used to make soap.

Cautions: None stated (Bremness 135).

Yucca Yucca filamentosa

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