Calflora
Taxon  Report   667    
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. longiseta  (Steud.) Vasey
Red three awn
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aristida longiseta var. rariflora
PLANTS: Aristida longiseta var. robusta
ICPN + PLANTS: Aristida longiseta
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More information about  Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARPUL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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