Taxon  Report   12067 
Stipa pulchra  Hitchc.
Purple needle grass
Stipa pulchra, a monocot, is a perennial herb 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
Stipa pulchra
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Stipa pulchra
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Nassella pulchra
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TJM2: Nassella pulchra
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

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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: Mar 30, 2015).

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