Nolina parryi Nolina parryi
Nolina parryi
Common Name Parry's Beargrass, Parry's Nolina
Latin Name Nolina Parryi
Family Liliaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 8-24 / 8-10
Type / Form Succulent / Medium
Native Habitat Pinon Juniper and Joshual Tree woodland between 3,500 feet and 6,000 feet in Mojave Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or none per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen green
Flowers White flowers on very tall stalks in spring
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pest and diseases  
Landscape uses Rock garden, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Songbird
Nature Value Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds use flowers, provides cover
Native American Uses Medicinal, stalks baked and eaten, leaves used in basketry
Links  
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=NOPA
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolina_parryi
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Nolina_parryi.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5868
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Nolina+parryi
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?Nolina+parryi
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Nolina+parryi
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=NOPA
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