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.
- Mojave Desert Wildflowers, Jon Mark Stewart, 1998, pg. 7.
- Calflora Database: Nolina parryi (Parry's beargrass, Parry's nolina)
- USDA Plants Profile for Nolina parryi (Parry's beargrass)
- UC CalPhotos gallery
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