Soap plant was traditionally used by several California Native American tribes and early settlers. Tribes included but were not limited to the Miwok, Hulpumne Yokuts, and Wailakis [1,2,11,44]. Chlorogalum spp. are among the prominent genera gathered for their edible underground parts . The bulb can be boiled to take out the soapy material and then eaten like a potato. The young shoots, when thoroughly roasted, are said to as "sweet as sugar" [11,58]. The Hulpumne Yokuts said soap plant was the "food that most abounds" . Soap plant was used as emergency food during lean acorn years . The value of Chlorogalum spp. was high for the Miwok. Highly sought for food and its medicinal use, soap plant was one of the most versatile plants in the Miwok economy ."