Also called soaptree, soapweed and palmella.  Despite this last common name, not a 🌴︎ palm  family Arecaceae.   Instead, …

Part of yucca  genus Yucca (🏛 state flower of New Mexico) in asparagus  family Asparagaceae.

Native to the 🏜 Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts in 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 México and USA.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Yucca hosts caterpillars of 29 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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