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ChristianRider
2007-02-25, 01:33
I hope it's ok if I post this here, it is on topic.

The Soap-plant or Amole
Is an unassuming plant with a very rich history. Its elegant evening flower display is as easily overlooked as its history. Indians apparently used this relative of the onion for everything from cleaning up to fishing (the crushed leaves stun the fish), and even for curing rheumatism.

If you take the foliage and rub them in your hands it makes a foamy
natural soap.

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Don't worry their hosted on one of my sites, so they won't eat your bandwith.

Frolicking Dino
2007-02-25, 10:14
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Above are the pic from Christian Rider's post

Amigi
2007-02-25, 11:35
Thanks Dino. Was curious what the plant looked like, but had no idea where to start the cut and paste and where to end it!

Hog On Ice
2007-02-26, 04:48
is this one of the genus Chlorogalum?

ChristianRider
2007-02-26, 17:36
is this one of the genus Chlorogalum?

Latin name: Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Pronunciation: klor-oh-GAL-um pom-er-id-ee-AY-num
Family: Liliaceae (Lily)

Their found abundantly in dry open hills and plains to 5000ft, woodlands, valley grassland, coastal sage scrub. Pretty much all over Ca. & Or.

I always have trouble remembering which photo tag to copy and paste, sorry about that.

Hog On Ice
2007-02-26, 21:33
What I saw of the distribution map CA and OR are the _only_ states where this plant is found - see http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CHPO3

ChristianRider
2007-02-28, 17:50
What I saw of the distribution map CA and OR are the _only_ states where this plant is found - see http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CHPO3

Keep looking, just like the way mountain lions don't know where the Texas/Louisiana state line is, neither do these plants in.

Don't take one website as law - keep looking for a more definitive answer.