Texas sacahuista, bunchgrass
West and central Texas
Large stemless clumps of long, thin leaves
Rocky slopes, grassland, limestone plateaus; to 6,500 feet elevation
Yellowish green, in branched clusters along a short stalk (paniculate)
Specimens have been reported in New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma, but nolina texana is primarily a Texas plant, ranging between the Hill Country and the far west deserts near El Paso. The leaves are thicker and more rigid than some more westerly species, resulting in a more upright plant; otherwise its characteristics are similar. Leaves are narrow but long (up to 35 inches), dark green in color towards the base becoming brownish at the tips, and they may have an irregular lining of small teeth.