Adam’s Needle, Yucca Filamentosa, is one of the most useful plants to know for wilderness survival. It’s edible, medicinal and has been used as a fish poison, soap, cordage, needle and thread and as a fire starter.
Adam’s Needle Sources:
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Gisele M Bonenfant says
Yes, well done, Thank you! Question, do you know if the threads were used to weave? I understand it was used as cordage, and sutures, but wondering if it was used to weave bags, sandals, etc. Thanks, again! This information is so important, thank you for sharing!
OK I have read that it is poisonous . Is that true? Of so what part of the plant