Nolina bigelovii (Torr.) S. Wats.
Family: Asparagaceae
Bigelow's nolina,  more...
[Nolina bigelovii var. bigelovii (Torr.) S. Watson]
Nolina bigelovii image
Ries Lindley  
McNeal and Dice 2014 (Jepson), Shreve and Wiggins 1964, Kearny and Peebles 1979
Common Name: Bigelow's nolina Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Tree General: Shrubs consisting of partially underground trunks with rosette-like leaf clusters; trunks 1-2 m long, often partially underground, erect, clothed with persistent leaf bases, unbranched or with several branches. Leaves: Rosettes consisting of 34--160 leaves, these 15--45 mm wide, more or less glaucous, the margins minutely serrate proximally, fibrous-shredding with age. Flowers: Dense compact panicle on a scape 50-80 cm long; perianth 6-parted, in 2 series, the segments petal-like, more or less white, oblong-linear, 3 mm long, the outer series strongly reflexed in female flowers, the inner series erect or ascending. Fruits: Thin-walled capsule with 1-3 seeds, these 3 mm long, gray-white. Ecology: Found on rocky slopes and ridges, from 1,000 to 5,000 ft (305--1524 m); flowers May--June. Distribution: se CA, s NV, w AZ; south to nw MEX (Baja California, Sonora) Notes: Nolina bigelovii is common in the low deserts along the AZ-CA border. It is distinguished from other Nolina spp. by the shreddy, fibrous margins on the older leaves, the inflated capsules usually 10-12 mm wide, and the presence of a trunk. Ethnobotany: Used for food and basket-making. Etymology: Nolina is named for Abbe Pierre Charles Nolin (b. 1717) a French arboriculturalist; bigelovii honors John M. Bigelow (1804-1878), botanist and US Army surgeon. Synonyms: Dasylirion bigelovii Editor: AHazelton 2015
Nolina bigelovii image
Max Licher  
Nolina bigelovii image
Max Licher  
Nolina bigelovii image
Max Licher  
Nolina bigelovii image
Shannon Henke  
Nolina bigelovii image
Ries Lindley  
Nolina bigelovii image
Ries Lindley  
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image
Nolina bigelovii image