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Photo by Kelly Griffin, Davesgarden.com.


Habitat by Stan Shebs, Calscape.org.


Wild plants by Stan Shebs, Calscape.org.


Flowering male plant by Gerald and Buff Corsi, Calscape.org.

Author: 

Sereno Watson, 1879

Family: 

NOLINACEAE*

Origin: 

NW Mexico, S United States

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

60 Centimetres

Height: 

2-4 Metres

Flower: 

White  - Cream-Coloured

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

Parry's Beargrass, Parry Nolina, Giant Nolina

Synonyms: 

Nolina bigelovii var. parryi, L.D. Benson, 1945.
Nolina bigelovii var. wolfii, L. D. Benson = Nolina wolfii, Munz, 1974.
Nolina bigelovii subsp. parryi, A.E.Murray.
Nolina bigelovii subsp. wolfii,
A.E.Murray.
Nolina parryi
subsp. wolfii, Munz.

This dioecious member of the Nolinaceae* family was given this name by Sereno Watson in 1879. It is found in  Baja California, southern California and Arizona, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 60 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from two to four metres in height. The flowers are white to cream-coloured.

The genera name after P. C. Nolin, a French agriculturalist and horticultural author. The genera name The species is named after the British borne Charles Christopher Parry, 18231890, working as surgeon and botanist in the southern U.S.A.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Nolinaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.


Male flowers by Gerald and Buff Corsi, Calscape.org.


Flowering female plant by James M. Andre, Clphotos.berkeley.edu.