Beargrass Photo Gallery
Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) thrives in from thick forests to subalpine ridges.
Native Americans used it's tough fiberous leaves to weave baskets. It is the iconic plant of Glacier National Park. It is also known as squaw grass, soap grass, quip-quip, and Indian basket grass. Beargrass can survive periodic fires, infact it is often the first plant to flower after an area is burned.