Bigelow's Beargrass Flower Stalk, Nolina bigelovii Nolina bigelovii Habit of Nolina bigelovii, BLM land along Oatman Road, western Mohave County.
Bigelow's Beargrass  Plant, Nolina bigelovii Nolina bigelovii
     
Common Name Beargrass, Bigelow's Nolina, Big Love Nolina
Latin Name Nolina bigelovii
Family Agavaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 8-24 / 8-11
Type / Form Succulent / Medium
Native Habitat Southwest deserts 900 to 4,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per moth or none depending on soil
Height X Width Maximum 10 feet X 6 feet, usual 4 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp saw tooth edges on leave
Leaves Evergreen, grayish color
Flowers Long grass-like leaves, white flowers in June and July
Bark / Roots NA
Maintenance Little
Propagation Seed, cuttings
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, low maintenance, background, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Sonoran
Ornamental Value Long grass-like leaves, white flowers in June and July
Nature Value Erosion control
Native American Uses Basketry
Links  
    Article http://www.azarboretum.org/plantlist/bigelow.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Nolina_bigelovii.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolina_bigelovii
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=NOBI
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/68491/
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Nolina_bigelovii
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/BeargrassBig/BeargrassBig.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5868
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM05325&sp=Nolina%20bigelovii
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/Nolina_bigelovii.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1066.htm
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101796
    Distribution map http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8062&flora_id=1
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=NOBI
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