Southwest High Desert Yucca: [1-3 ft. long, very-sharply pointed “leaves” facing many directions from a single point. Sometimes a long, central stalk grows upright from the center.]: {Hesperoyucca whipplei}:

aka “Our Lord’s Candle” or Chaparral Yucca

An essential ally-plant for any who have had the fortune of befriending this spikey green friend, the utility yucca contains a plethora of flavours & uses.

There are 3 parts of the yucca which are used as food (all of them are tasty):

Yucca as soap:

Two different instruments (at least):

For removing warts:

As aspirin:

As a torch:

For sewing:

& strong rope:

Bibliography: Richard Lonewolfhttp://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/58362-Hesperoyucca-whipplei

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