Taxon  Report   12067    
Stipa pulchra  Hitchc.
Purple needle grass
Stipa pulchra, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Nassella pulchra

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Nassella pulchra

Alternate Names:
JEF: Nassella pulchra
More information about  Stipa pulchra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 03, 2020).