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Ponderosa Park Area
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Granite Mtn - Tr 261
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Ponderosa Park Area
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Has numerous, rigid, grass-like leaves growing from large, woody basal stems.
Height: 3 - 6 feet     Width: To 8 feet


Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3000 - 6500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White   Shape: Other in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jun
Description: Creamy white, 1/8 inch wide, in dense plumelike, often bending or crooked, flowering cluster to 3 feet long.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Other   Shape: Other   Margin: Other   Attachment: Basal   Hairs: N
Description: Tough, grasslike with no marginal spines. Loose fibers on margins at tips. Leaves are 4 feet long, 1/2 inch wide in large, basal rosette.
Spines: N

Fruit Characteristics

Color: White   Type: Capsule   Description: Seeds in papery fruit capsule to 3/8 inch in diameter.

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Last Updated: June 15, 2013  
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