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

Bloom Period
Family: MELANTHIACEAE  
Genus: Xerophyllum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.6; (weak indicator)

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helonias tenax
More information about  Xerophyllum tenax
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (XETE)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 12, 2019).