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
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.