Nolina parryi

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Nolina parryi
Nolina parryi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Nolina
Species: N. parryi
Binomial name
Nolina parryi
  • Nolina bigelovii var. parryi (S.Watson) L.D.Benson
  • Nolina bigelovii subsp. parryi (S.Watson) A.E.Murray
  • Nolina parryi subsp. wolfii Munz
  • Nolina bigelovii var. wolfii (Munz) L.D.Benson in L.D.Benson & R.A.Darrow
  • Nolina wolfii (Munz) Munz
  • Nolina bigelovii subsp. wolfii (Munz) A.E.Murray

Nolina parryi (Parry's beargrass,[2] Parry nolina,[3] or giant nolina[3]) is a flowering plant that is native to Baja California, southern California and Arizona.

It can be found in deserts and mountains at elevations up to 2100 meters.


It can exceed two meters in height, its inflorescence reaching 4 meters. The trunk is up to 60 centimeters in diameter. Leaves are borne in dense rosettes, each with up to 220 stiff linear leaves up to 140 centimeters long and 4 broad. It is dioecious, with separate male and female plants; the flowers are white, produced on the tall plume-like inflorescence that normally appears in late spring.[3][4]

Nolina parryi in Joshua Tree National Park.


  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Jon Mark Stewart, 1998, pg. 7.

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