Taxon  Report   665 
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.
purple three awn,  purple threeawn
Aristida purpurea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Aristida purpurea
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
Aristida purpurea
© 2013 James M. Andre
Aristida purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Subspecies and Varieties:
Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Aristida purpurea var. nealleyi
Aristida purpurea var. parishii
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
Aristida purpurea var. wrightii
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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Aristida purpurea
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 02, 2015).

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