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Xerophyllum tenax (Bear Grass) is a species of perennial herb in the family Melanthiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Western North America, The Contiguous United States, United States, Canada, and North America. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Snowy Andrena, Cosmosalia chrysocoma, Eupeodes aberrantis, and Syrphus opinator. Individuals can grow to 5 feet.

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EOL has data for 70 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Bear-grass. View this species on GBIF