Parry's Nolina

Common Names:
Parry's Nolina
Scientific name:
Nolina parryi
Elevation range:
3,500-6,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
April, May, June
Height | Length:
3-6 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Parks & Preserves:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

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Parrys Nolina in the desert

Nolina parryi is shrub with daggerlike leaves that sometimes grow in a rounded, globular form. The inflorescence is a tall branching spike of cream-colored flowers. The entire plant when blooming can reach 12 ft. Joshua Tree National Park | April 2009

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Parrys Nolina in the desert

Nolina parryi displaying its rosette of leaves. This plant is similar to the Yucca genus except that leaves are somewhat flexible and it lacks the sharp spines at the tip. Joshua Tree National Park April 2014