Large Photo of Nolina microcarpa Nolina microcarpa
Common Name Sacahuista, Beargrass, Sawgrass
Latin Name Nolina microcarpa 
Native Habitat 3,000 to 6,500 feet in southwest USA
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in summer, needs wind protection
Height X Width 6 feet X 8 feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp edges on
Leavesleaves Green evergreen
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Greenish white flower cluster in spring, 6 foot leaves
Nature Value Cover for nesting
Native American Uses Basketry
Links  
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Nolina_microcarpa.html
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/beargrass.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Agavaceae/Nolina_microcarpa.html
    Images and data http://wc.pima.edu/~bfiero/tucsonecology/plants/shrubs_bear.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=NOMI
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/NtoQ/nolinamicrocarpa.htm
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101804
    Images, distribution, and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=NOMI
    Images http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/nomi.htm
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Nolina%20microcarpa&sref=39870
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/signs/n/nolina_microcarpa_bg.htm
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