Dasylirion longissimum

Dasylirion longissimum

  • Dasylirion longissimum
  • Dasylirion longissimum
  • Flower name
    Dasylirion longissimum
  • Scientific name
    Dasylirion longissimum
  • AliasDasylirion longissimum, Dasylirion, Mexican Grass Tree, ダシシリオン ロンギシマム
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October, November

What is Dasylirion longissimum

Dasylirion longissimum or Mexican Grass Tree (scientific name: Dasylirion longissimum) is a cold-tolerant evergreen shrub of the Dasylirion genus in the family Asparagaceae, which is native to Mexico. The leaves are thin, hard, long and radiantly spreading. There are no spines on the leaves. In its native land, the leaves are used for roofing, weaving baskets, harvesting fiber to make rope, and making sotol from the sap.

Generic name: Dasylirion, scientific name: Dasylirion longissimum, aka: Dasirion Longisimam, Mexican Grass Tree, Place of origin: Mexico
Living type: Evergreen shrub, Stem height: 50-150 cm, grass height: 3 m, leaf length: 1 m, Flowering season: summer solstice to autumn, use: ornamental plants, Roof, basket material, rope, and sotol liquor (Sotol).


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Asparagaceae
  • Genus
    Dasylirion
  • Species
    D. longissimum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Ovate/elliptic
  • Leaf type
    needle shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-tolerant evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height150.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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