Taxon  Report   670 
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. purpurea 
Purple three awn,  Purple threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
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Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Parent Record Aristida purpurea
Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Aristida purpurea var. laxiflora
PLANTS: Aristida roemeriana
More information about  Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Jan 18, 2018).

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