Plants acaulescent, cespitose; rosettes from bulblike bases. Leaf blades grasslike, flexible, flattened, 50-130 cm × 3-8 mm, glaucous; margins serrulate, with close-set, cartilaginous teeth; inflorescence leaf blades 2-25 cm. Scape 6-14 dm, glaucous. Inflorescences paniculate, 9-13 dm × 10-25 cm; bracts caducous, 4-10 mm, glaucous; bractlets white to tan, to 2.5 mm. Flowers: tepals yellow-green to tan, 1.9-2.4 mm; fertile stamens: filaments 1.4-1.9 mm, anthers 0.7-1 mm; pedicel recurved in age, proximal to joint 1-3.5 mm, distal to joint 3-11 mm. Capsules symmetrical, winged, obovate, 6.5-8 × 5-7 mm, rounded basally, notched apically. Seeds loosely invested in capsules, rounded, 3.2-4.7 × 2-3 mm. Flowering spring. Sandy soil in pinelands, savanna, turkey-oak woods; 0--100 m; Ga., S.C. Nolina georgiana is fire-tolerant and is probably fire-dependent. Nowhere is this species common and it should be investigated for listing on state rare and endangered species lists.