Lechuguilla, a succulent plant found in the southwestern United States and Mexico, gets its name from the Spanish language, meaning “little lettuce” due to its narrow, rigid leaves that somewhat resemble lettuce leaves. Scientifically known as Agave lechuguilla, this desert-adapted plant belongs to the Agavaceae family. Beyond its name and appearance, lechuguilla holds cultural significance, being utilized by indigenous communities for crafting items such as baskets and ropes, as well as for traditional medicinal purposes.