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
S.Watson
Synonyms[1]
  • 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.

Description[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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

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