Definition of soap plant in English:
A plant of the lily family with white flowers, found in dry habitats of California. The fiber-covered bulbs were used as soap by American Indians.
- Genus Chlorogalum, family Liliaceae: two species, the wavy-leaved C. pomeridianum and the narrow-leaved C. angustifolium
- Soap plant was used as emergency food during lean acorn years.
- The whole plant was gathered and crushed and thrown into the pools and streams in the same way as Soap Plant was used.
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