Texas sacahuita (Nolina texana) belongs to Agavaceae (the Agave family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is native from central Texas in the United States to northern Mexico. This herb grows in rocky soils of various habitats including hills, brushy areas and grasslands, and up to a height of 45-75 cm. The leaves firm-textured, long, thin, up to 120 cm long by 0.5 cm wide, forming a thick clump. There may be several or only one flowering stem, rather short, 20-60 cm long, bearing large panicles of creamy white to greenish white flowers. Native Americans used the leaves or the fibers from the leaves for weaving baskets and mats. The name "Sacahuista" is derived from two Aztec words meaning thorn grass: "zacatl" (grass) and "huitztli" (thorn).