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
Sereno Watson, 1879
NW Mexico, S United States
White - Cream-Coloured
Parry's Beargrass, Parry
Nolina, Giant Nolina
Nolina bigelovii var.
parryi, L.D. Benson, 1945.
Nolina bigelovii var. wolfii, L. D. Benson = Nolina wolfii,
Nolina bigelovii subsp. parryi, A.E.Murray.
Nolina bigelovii subsp. wolfii, A.E.Murray.
Nolina parryi subsp. wolfii, Munz.
dioecious member of the
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
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, 1823–1890, working as surgeon and botanist in the southern U.S.A.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of