Nolina texana

Common Name:  Sacahuista

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habit, showing fruits habit and typical habitat (limestone rock ledges)
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habit and flowers--the inflorescence of Nolina texana is much shorter than that of N. lindheimeriana inflorescence

inflorescence closeup--how many stamens and tepals (do you remember what these are?) are present?  Is this a dicot or a monocot? very young inflorescene in early March--do you see the leaflike bracts?

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fruiting stalk in summer fruits closeup--these fruits look much different than the fruits of Nolina lindheimeriana!