Bear grass is a native of western North America. It is not a grass, but a member of the Lily
Identification: These plants typically grow in groups, to heights
of five feet. Leaves are mostly at the base, olive-colored, with toothed edges, up to 3′ (91 cm) long and narrow (⅛-¼″ (3.2-6.3 mm)).
Leaves are tough and wiry.
Tightly bunched cream-colored flowers on tall stalks are distinctive. Often occurs near alpine larch and whitebark pine. Fruits are less than ½″ (1.3 cm) long, with three lobes.
Bear Grass in Glacier National Park, MT. National Parks Service photo.