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Dasylirion texanum - Scheele.

Common Name Texas sotol
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky and gravelly desert areas[181]. Open, rocky limestone slopes, arroyos and canyons, dry limestone hills at elevations of 600 - 1800 metres in Texas and Mexico[270].
Range Southern N. America - Texas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Dasylirion texanum Texas sotol


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Dasylirion texanum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in flower from Jun to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses: Drink.

The sugary pulp in the centre of the bud can be eaten[46]. Dasylirion was once a major food source in the desert southwest of N. America. The bulbs were roasted in rock-lined pits and pounded into cakes[270]. A potent alcoholic beverage, known as sotol, is distilled from the baked and fermented bulbs[270].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Basketry.

The leaves can be used for making baskets and fans[270].

Cultivation details

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Propagation

Seed -

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Dasylirion simplex 20
Dasylirion wheeleriSotol, Common sotol, Bear Grass, Common Sotol, Desert Spoon20

 

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