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Texas Sacahuista


Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Nolina texana

Common Names: Texas Sacahuista, Bunchgrass, Texas beargrass


Long narrow leaves up to 4 ft. long form a thick clump. They are smooth to slightly rough, with widely spaced teeth on the margins. Flowers form in dense inverted conical clusters. Beargrass is a member of the agave family. It prefers dry soil conditions.

Bloom Color(s): green, white

Plant Height: to 2.5 ft.

Duration: Perennial

Leaf Retention: evergreen

Bloom Period: March to July

Plant Family: Liliaceae

Growth Habit: Subshrub,Shrub

Sightings: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center