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Dasylirion heteracanthum

Dasylirion heteracanthum I.M. Johnst.

Trans-pecos Sotol

Liliaceae (Lily family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Flower stalk up to about 16 feet tall. Trunk up to about 3 feet long, erect or reclining.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dasylirion heteracanthum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dasylirion heteracanthum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dasylirion heteracanthum


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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