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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    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
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).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9. It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant 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].

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Basketry

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

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Dasylirion simplex Shrub0.0 -  LMHSNM202
Dasylirion wheeleriSotol, Common sotol, Bear Grass, Common Sotol, Desert SpoonTree1.5 7-10 SLMNDM202

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Scheele.

Botanical References

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