Taxon  Report   1244    
Calamagrostis purpurascens  R. Br.
Purple reedgrass
Calamagrostis purpurascens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Calamagrostis
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Calamagrostis purpurascens var. purpurascens
More information about  Calamagrostis purpurascens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: May 25, 2020).