beargrass Liliaceae Nolina texana S. Watson Listen to the Latin symbol: NOTE Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, flexible and strap-like, up to 4 feet long and 1/4 inches wide, glossy green on both surfaces, the leaf margins armed with red-brown prickles, tips not pointed but frayed.
Flower: Species is dioecious, but may have some perfect flowers; white, born in dense clusters 10 inches tall on a short stalk, appearing late spring to mid-summer.
Fruit: Small oval 3-parted capsules, drying to gray-brown, 1/4 inch.
Form: Dense, mounded clumps of leaves that reach 3 feet in height on a short trunk.
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Additional Range Information:
Nolina texana is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting beargrass.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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