Nolina bigelovii (Torr.) S. Watson
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: NOBI
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV
Native Habitat: Hillsides and canyons of Southeastern California, western Arizona, Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. Well-drained soil.
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
BibliographyBibref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Nolina bigelovii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nolina bigelovii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nolina bigelovii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: NPC