Managing Soapweed Yucca
Nebraska Extension Publications
Soapweed yucca (Yucca glauca Nutt.), hereafter referred to as yucca, is a native perennial shrub found throughout much of Nebraska and the Great Plains (Figure 1) including central Canada and the Texas Panhandle. Prior to European settlement, Native Americans used yucca for food, fiber, and shampoo. It is used in landscapes as an ornamental, but generally is considered a nuisance in pastures, ranges, and rights-of-way. It can reach densities of up to 2,000 plants per acre.
Young SL, Anderson DL, Mues NL (2011) Managing Soapweed Yucca. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Publication G2086.