Vegetation of the sotol country in Texas
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Published by University of Texas in [Austin] .
Written in English


  • Botany -- Texas.,
  • Plant ecology -- Texas.

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Edition Notes

Statementby William L. Bray.
SeriesBulletin of the University of Texas -- no.6
The Physical Object
Pagination24p., 11 leaves of plates :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18588423M

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  The sotol plant grows only in Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. Hearty and versatile, it was an extremely useful plant to Native Americans. They made weapons out of the stalks, ground the meat of the plant to make flour, and used the leaves to make baskets and clothing. Use the Earth-Kind® plant selector to choose the best plants and trees to grow in your Texas landscape. Create beautiful, low maintenance landscapes, while conserving and protecting natural resources and the environment. Reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that you use in your landscape. Plant of the Month: Texas Sotol. Texas Sotol is an attractive desert perennial often mistaken for a yucca. It has a long, dark bluish-green blade-like leaves with sharp, toothed edges. Its basal leaves grow 3′ – 4′ tall. In early summer it sends up a 9′′ flower stalk, . Sotol. Dasylirion spp. Sotol, in the botanical genus Dasylirion, has a number of great species to choose from. All are low-water, desert species, with an architectural structure and aesthetic that most gardeners either love or hate.

Sotol [Dasylirion texanum]. This spiny evergreen plant was an important food staple for the native peoples in the western and southern Plateaus and Canyonlands. Several other sotol species can be found to the west across much of the Chihuahuan desert in northern Mexico and the southern part of the American Southwest.   Full sun; evergreen, with long, strappy blue-gray leaves. One of the most ornamental of all desert plants. Tall flower stalks appear in summer, attracting hummingbirds. This pale sotol performs well on thin soils and well drained rocky slopes (avoid wet, heavy clays and mulch). The best plants for any landscape look great, are adapted to the climate and need little care. Red yucca checks all of these boxes, making it a must-have for the desert garden. This Texas native has succulent leaves that resemble an ornamental grass. In spring and early summer, spikes of coral-colored flowers are borne on the grass-like foliage. The cactus does best in Central Texas and can be planted anytime. It’s a very hardy cactus that grows natively in many areas. The cactus blooms late spring to summer with yellow flowers and needs full sun. They reach 3 to 4 feet tall with a 3 to 4 foot spread. Another plant for the central part of the state is Texas Sotol (evergreen). It has.