Bear Grass grows in open slopes from Monterey to Montana. In Monterey Bear Grass grows right near the coast, but Xerophyllum can grow up to 6000 feet in the mountains.
Xerophyllum tenax tolerates sand.
Foliage of Xerophyllum tenax has color green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Xerophyllum tenax has color white.
Communities for Xerophyllum tenax:Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Sage Scrub and Yellow Pine Forest.