Taxon  Report   6668 
Poa cusickii  Vasey  ssp. purpurascens  (Vasey) C.L. Hitchc.
Cusick's bluegrass,  Purple blue grass
Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
Parent Record Poa cusickii
Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Poa cusickii var. purpurascens
TJM2: Poa alpina var. purpurascens
TJM2: Poa purpurascens
More information about  Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens
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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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