common beargrass (Xeraphyllum tenax)

tufted grasslike leaves with numerous long stalks bearing elongated clusters of white flowers

common beargrass

 

Common name: common beargrass
Botanical name: Xeraphyllum tenax

Light: full to part sun
Height: 18 – 48 inches
Water: moderate in spring; drought tolerant in summer
Soil type: organic soils preferably with forest duff

Perennial wildflower (member of the lily family)¬†with wiry 6-24″ draping grass-like green foliage that forms tussocks with fragrant flowers on long stalks in midsummer; most plants bloom every 3-10 years

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