Calflora
Taxon  Report   671    
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. wrightii  (Nash) Allred
Wright three awn,  Wright's threeawn
Check for photos on
CalPhotos / Calflora
Aristida purpurea var. wrightii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aristida brownii
ICPN + PLANTS: Aristida wrightii
More information about  Aristida purpurea var. wrightii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARPUW)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.