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Xerophyllum tenax

Bear Grass, Indian Basket Grass
Liliaceae
Evergreen, Perennials

Tough, wiry, grasslike leaves grow from deep, fibrous roots to form clumps 2–3 ft. tall and wide; foliage is olive green. In early summer, a tall stalk rises from the center of each clump to produce a poker-shaped inflorescence packed with small, creamy white, star-shaped blooms.

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