Taxon  Report   8368 
Xerophyllum tenax  (Pursh) Nutt.
beargrass,  common beargrass
Xerophyllum tenax , a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
 

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Xerophyllum tenax
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Xerophyllum tenax
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.6 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Family: MELANTHIACEAE   (PLANTS: LILIACEAE)
Genus: Xerophyllum
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Helonias tenax
 Information about  Xerophyllum tenax  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (XETE)

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2014).

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