Taxon  Report   12123 
Vahlodea atropurpurea  (Wahlenb.) Fr. ex Hartm.
Mountain hairgrass
Vahlodea atropurpurea
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Vahlodea atropurpurea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Vahlodea atropurpurea
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Vahlodea
Subalpine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Aira atropurpurea
PLANTS: Vahlodea flexuosa
PLANTS: Vahlodea atropurpurea ssp. paramushirensis
PLANTS: Vahlodea atropurpurea ssp. latifolia
PLANTS: Deschampsia pacifica
PLANTS: Deschampsia atropurpurea var. payettii
PLANTS: Deschampsia atropurpurea var. paramushirensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia atropurpurea var. latifolia
PLANTS: Vahlodea latifolia
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Deschampsia atropurpurea
More information about  Vahlodea atropurpurea
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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: Sep 25, 2018).

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