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Basket Grass

Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.

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Xerophyllum tenax (Basket Grass) is a species of perennial herb in the family Melanthiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Western North America, United States, Canada, and North America. They have simple, broad leaves, white flowers, and loculicidal capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Sericomyia chalcopyga, Eulonchus, Eriozona, and Common Banded Hoverfly. Individuals can grow to 5 feet.

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EOL has data for 71 attributes, including:

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