Taxon  Report   5767 
Nassella pulchra  (A. Hitchc.) Barkworth  (not an active name; please see Stipa pulchra)
Purple needlegrass,  Purple stipa, Purple tussockgrass
Nassella pulchra
© 2006 Brent Miller
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Nassella 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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Nassella pulchra
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa pulchra
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PLANTS: Stipa pulchra
NOTE: Nassella pulchra is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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: Feb 21, 2018).

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