Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.
  • Gen. N. Amer. Pl.
  • Bear-grass, squaw-grass, elk-grass, Indian-basket-grass


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000751972. Accessed on: 03 Jun 2020'

General Information

Stems (0.8–)1.2–1.8(–2) m. Leaf blade 2–8(–10) dm × 2–4(–6) mm. Racemes 5–7 dm. Tepals oblong to lanceolate, 6–9 × 2–3 mm; styles 4 mm. Capsules 5–7 mm. Seeds 4 per locule. 2n = 30.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE

    Maule, S. M. 1959. Xerophyllum tenax, squawgrass, its geographic distribution and its behavior on Mount Rainier, Washington. Madroño 15: 39–48.

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    • 1
    • ]. 

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Bear-grass, squaw-grass, elk-grass, Indian-basket-grass

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Melanthiaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).