Taxon  Report   12067 
Stipa pulchra  Hitchc.
Purple needle grass
Stipa pulchra
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Stipa pulchra
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Stipa pulchra
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Stipa pulchra, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stipa pulchra
© 2006 Brent Miller
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Nassella pulchra
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TJM2: Nassella pulchra
More information about  Stipa pulchra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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