Dasylirion texanum

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Dasylirion texanum
Texan Sotol (Dasylirion texanum).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Dasylirion
Species: D. texanum
Binomial name
Dasylirion texanum
Scheele

Dasylirion texanum, the Texas sotol and sotol, is a monocot flowering plant native to central and southwestern Texas and in Coahuila state of northeastern Mexico, including the Chihuahuan Desert.

Description[edit]

The grass-like plant is typically smaller than other Dasylirions, with small crowns and trunks usually less than 1.5 feet, with long foliage reaching 3–6 ft.[1]

Uses[edit]

Food[edit]

Indigenous peoples of the region pit-bake the crowns to dry and pound them into flour in order to make bread.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

Dasylirion texanum is cultivated in by specialty plant nurseries and available as an ornamental plant for native plant, drought tolerant, natural landscape, and habitat gardens; and for ecological restoration projects.

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