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Scientific Name: Nolina bigelovii (Torr.) S. Watson
Synonym: Dasylirion bigelovii
Family: Agavaceae
Beargrass (Nolina  bigelovii)
Nolina bigelovii in early May at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (southeastern California, western Arizona, southern Nevada), Mexico (Northern Baja California), below 3500 feet elevation (1000 m)

Growth Habits: Bunch grass appearance, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m) and wide; with age develop a trunk that can reach 10 feet tall; grayish linear leaves, up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), 3 feet long (90 cm), filaments at the leaf margins

Watering Needs: Little water when established

Propagation: Seeds

Nolina bigelovii in early May at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden

Beargrass (Nolina bigelovii), U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:
Large 6 feet long (1.8 m) creamy white flower cluster, in May to June.

Fruiting Habits:

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