Bear Grass

Bear Grass


Alternate names

nolina microcarpa

Toxicity to pets

Bear grass is a flowering plant from the asparagus family and is native to northern Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. They tend to grow in clumps up to six feet tall in some cases and are found in desert grasslands and other dry areas. Although this is a common food source for deer, bear grass is poisonous to cats.


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    Toxicity Level


    The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.