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Texas Nolina Nolina texana

 

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Texas Nolina
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Alternate name: Texas Beargrass, Basketgrass

Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family



Description Texas bear-grass is a 1 1/2-2 1/2 ft. perennial with large, woody, basal stems growing in a clump. Numerous, drooping, grass-like, evergreen leaves grow to 4 ft. in length. White, occasionally purple-tinged, flowers occur in a large head atop a stiff, 1-2 ft. flower stalk. Flowers barely protrude above the foliage.


Flower April - June


Comments Drought-tolerant.


Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.


Native Distribution C. Texas to upper Rio Grande Plains & Trans-Pecos, w. to s.e. Arizona


Site Preference Woods openings & borders


Soil Preference Rocky soils.


 

 

 

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