Nolina texana (Texas Beargrass)
Also known as Texas Sacahuista.
Texas Beargrass is not a true grass, but a clumping, stemless member of the lily family. It is evergreen and slow-growing, but hardy and low maintenance. It produces one or several flowering stems in the spring or summer. The flowers are creamy white. Texas Beargrass has a weeping habit and looks great weeping over a wall, slope, or hillside. It provides an excellent evergreen accent that works well with almost any other plant.
Texas Beargrass requires good drainage. It can be planted in full sun or part shade. Native Americans used the leaves or the fibers from the leaves for weaving baskets and mats.
AT A GLANCE
|Full sun, part sun
|Atea hairstreak butterfly, Sandia hairstreak butterfly.
|Needs well-draining soil.
|Present in state
|Present in county and native
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state
|Not present in state
|Present and rare, native in county
|Previously present, now extinct
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)