Taxon  Report   12068 
Stipa purpurata  Columbus & J.P. Sm.
Bristly needle grass
Stipa purpurata
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Stipa purpurata
© 2001 CDFA
Stipa purpurata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Stipa purpurata
© 2011 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Piptochaetium setosum
More information about  Stipa purpurata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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