Posts Tagged ‘yucca’

The ‘bunchgrass’ that is not a grass


Nolina texana commonly is called beargrass, bunch-grass, or basket grass, but it is a member of the agave family, making it a cousin of yucca, sotol, and century plant.  Another name is sacahuista.

May is the month for agave


Only 4 or 5 agave species are thought to be native to Texas, but agaves have been valued and transplanted by man prior to historic cultivation.

The Devils River valley – a botanical wonderland


During a Thursday morning hike last week, I saw three plants I never expected to get to see in the wild. I would have felt lucky to see just one of these plants in its […]