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Xerophyllum tenax


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.


Mount Rainier, Washington


Thanks to TonyKeyes for the ID!

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 8 years ago

Thanks CindyBinghamKeiser!

Pretty shot, Christine!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 9 years ago

Thank you @TonyKeyes!

TonyKeyes 9 years ago

This is Bear Grass, or Xerophyllum tenax.

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Washington, USA

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

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