Xerophyllum Tenax, or more commonly know as Common Beargrass, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Xerophyllum. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during summer, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Xerophyllum Tenax or Common Beargrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
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