Bear Grass Definition

A western North American perennial herb (Xerophyllum tenax) having a dense clump of basal grasslike leaves and a tall stalk bearing a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers.
American Heritage
Any of several similar North American plants, especially species of the genera Nolina and Yucca.
American Heritage
  • Yucca smalliana
  • Yucca glauca
  • Nolina microcarpa
  • Xerophyllum tenax
  • squaw grass