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Beargrass - 20 pack

Product Description


Botanical Name: Xerophyllum tenax, zee-ro-FY-lum TEN-ax

Decorative Life: 14+ days.


Family Roots:
  • Member of the Liliaceae (lily family).
  • Native to the Pacific Northwest and can grow from sea level to 7,000 feet.
  • Common relatives include asparagus, daylily, tulip, hyacinth and lily.
  • Thin, grass-like leaves, up to 3 feet long.
  • Plant is a herbaceous perennial from a woody rootstock.
  • Classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
  • No fragrance.
Storage Specifics:


  • The specific epithet name “tenax” means strong, in reference to its foliage.
  • With over 3000 species, the lily family includes many medicinal and food species in addition to ornamental species.
  • From the Greek “xeros” (dry) and “phyllon” (leaf), referring to the leaves that look dry, grass-like.