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Dasylirion simplex - Trel.

Common Name
Family Liliaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky and gravelly desert areas[181].
Range Southern N. America - Mexico.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Dasylirion simplex


Dasylirion simplex

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Dasylirion simplex is a SHRUB. 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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses: Drink

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[46, 270].

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Cultivation details

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Propagation

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Dasylirion texanumTexas sotolPerennial0.5 8-11  LMHSNM20 
Dasylirion wheeleriSotol, Common sotol, Bear Grass, Common Sotol, Desert SpoonTree1.5 7-10 SLMNDM20 

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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