Nolina


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Nolina

genus of North American plants in the family Agavaceae; contain a hepatotoxin, probably steroidal saponins, causing hepatogenous photosensitization. Includes N. microcarpa, N. texana (sacahuiste, bear grass).
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One nolina he saw, for example, he says was "much bigger than anything I had ever seen, I just never thought of it as a tree.
Lower and mid-elevation canyons harbor trees such as Quercus gravesii, Juniperus flaccida, and Acer grandidentatum, shrubs including Rhus virens and Ungnadia speciosa, and the semi-succulent Nolina erumpens.