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Common Name Texas Beargrass, Devil's Shoestring, Texas Sacauista, Basket Grass
Latin Name Nolina texana
Native Habitat Southwest deserts below 3,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per moth
Height X Width Maximum 10 feet X 6 feet, usual 4 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp saw tooth edges on leaved
Leaves Evergreen, grayish color
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Off white blooms mid-spring to mid-summer, clump grass appearance
Nature Value Erosion control
Native American Uses Basketry
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