The Temperate Database is in the process of being updated, with new records being added and old ones being checked and brought up to date where necessary. This record has not yet been checked and updated.
Dasylirion texanum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
Southern N. America - Texas.
Rocky and gravelly desert areas[
]. Open, rocky limestone slopes, arroyos and canyons, dry limestone hills at elevations of 600 - 1800 metres in Texas and Mexico[
The sugary pulp in the centre of the bud can be eaten[
Dasylirion was once a major food source in the desert southwest of N. America. The bulbs were roasted in rock-lined pits and pounded into cakes[
A potent alcoholic beverage, known as sotol, is distilled from the baked and fermented bulbs[
The leaves can be used for making baskets and fans[