Common Name Texas Sotol, Green Sotol
Latin Name Dasylirion texanum
Native Habitat South Texas to northeast Mexico 2,000 feet to 6,000 feet
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low organic content
Water Once each month, none once established
Height X Width 3 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, light green, three feet  long
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Creamy white flowers on 15 foot stalks spring and summer, light green evergreen leaves, dioecious
Nature Value Browsed during droughts
Native American Uses Roasted and eaten like artichokes, used to make liquor, mats, rope, made into cakes
Links  
    Images, and data http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/dasyliriontexan.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.mostlytexasnatives.com/whats_new_3.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/products/ps/go/58217/
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Dasylirion_texanum.html
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101560
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DATE3\
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