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Beargrass

Xerophyllum tenax

Description:

It can grow to 15-150 cm in height and grows in bunches with the leaves wrapped around and extending from a small stem at ground level. The leaves are 30-100 cm long and 2-6 mm wide, dull olive green with toothed edges. The slightly fragrant white flowers emerge from a tall stalk that bolts from the base. When the flowers are in bloom they are tightly packed at the tip of the stalk like an upright club.

Habitat:

Mount Rainier, Washington

Notes:

Thanks to TonyKeyes for the ID!

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4 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 8 years ago

Thanks CindyBinghamKeiser!

Pretty shot, Christine!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 years ago

Thank you @TonyKeyes!

TonyKeyes
TonyKeyes 9 years ago

This is Bear Grass, or Xerophyllum tenax.

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2007
Submitted on Jun 6, 2013

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