|The Bigelow Nolina is a member of
the agave family. It has long, stiff, evergreen leaves
4 1/2 feet in length that grow from a central stem. The leaves have
smooth edges, but are pointy at the ends. The plant grows on hillsides
and in canyons from 500 - 3500 feet in elevation.
Native Americans roasted the
flower stalk of the Bigelow Nolina for food.
Like other agaves, the plant produces a large flower
stalk, which grows to 8 feet in height. The stalk produces clusters of
greenish-white flowers between June and July.