California Soaproot/Amole

Chlorogalum pomeridian

This incredible multi-function plant has been used by native peoples on the West Coast for millennia. The white part of the bulb can be directly lathered into a laundry soap, shampoo, or hand soap. The fibers surrounding the brown bulb can be used to make cleaning brushes.

Water: Drought Tolerant, do not water during dry season once established as it goes dormant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial forb, low growing rosette of long, wavy edged light-green leaves 8" to 16" wide. Dry season dormant and evening blooms.

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Dry, poor soils

Origin: Oregon and California

Additional Characteristics: California Native

California Soaproot/Amole