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Related to soapweed: Yucca glauca
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Noun1.soapweed - tall arborescent yucca of southwestern United Statessoapweed - tall arborescent yucca of southwestern United States
yucca - any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America
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The shortgrass region of the western Great Plains is a semiarid environment of sparse grasslands dominated by shortgrasses (Bouteloua gracilis and Buchloe dactyloides) on loamy soils, and a mixture of sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia), soapweed (Yucca glauca), midheight grasses (e.
She chose to test palm yucca, soapweed yucca, and strands made from a combination of fibers from both of these plants.
OPENING MORNING OF ANTELOPE season I slipped silently along a soapweed ridge where I'd taken several antelope in previous years.
20% forbs, mostly skunkbrush sumac (Rhus trilobata), broom snakeweed, (Gutierrezia sarothrae), and rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus); and 5% cacti, mostly soapweed (Yucca glauca) and plains prickly pear (Opuntia polycantha var.
Soapweed (yucca) was ground into feed, and spines were burned off prickly pear cactus for the same purpose.
As tribal cultures went, the Ahwahneechee were relatively sedentary (and therefore particularly despised by the Europeans), subsisting on black oak acorns, grubs, and on the trout scooped from the river, belly up, after the Indians poisoned the water with soapweed.
Other plants found on the control sites include soapweed (Yucca angustifolia), sand sagebrush (Artemesia filifolia), and prickly pear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha).