genus Xerophyllum


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Noun1.genus Xerophyllum - small genus of North American herbs having grasslike basal leaves: squaw grassgenus Xerophyllum - small genus of North American herbs having grasslike basal leaves: squaw grass; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
squaw grass, Xerophyllum tenax, bear grass - plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers