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Nolina bigelovii

Nolina bigelovii (Torr.) S. Watson

Bigelow's Nolina

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Hillsides and canyons of Southeastern California, western Arizona, Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. Well-drained soil.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Conditions Comments: This 8 tall plant demands a prominent place in a landscape to be appreciated. Dark green nonsucculent leaves form a rosette at ground level and may reach 6. The showy flowers resemble a greenish plume and are impressive on a 5 multi-branched stalk.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA


Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: NPC

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