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Foothill Beargrass Nolina erumpens


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Foothill Beargrass
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Family: Liliaceae, Lily view all from this family

Description The large, woody basal stems of Foothill Beargrass grow in a clump and produce long, course-bladed, yucca-like leaves. A 4-8 ft. flower stalk, partially or entirely enclosed within the foliage, bears flowers in a large, rosy cluster.

Flower March - September.

Flower March - September

Habitat Brushland arroyos and rocky places in Trans-Pecos.

Range S.c. and w. Texas to n. Mexico.

Comments Can get too big and aggressive for small sites. Drought-tolerant.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution S.c. & w. Texas to n. Mexico

Site Preference Brushland arroyos & rocky places in Trans-Pecos

Soil Preference Limestone or clayey, rocky soils.