Taxon  Report   5767    
Nassella pulchra  (Hitchc.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Purple needlegrass,  Purple stipa, Purple tussockgrass
Nassella pulchra
© 2005 George W. Hartwell
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Nassella 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.

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Nassella pulchra
© 2006 Brent Miller
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Stipa pulchra

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa pulchra
NOTE: Nassella pulchra is no longer an active name.
More information about  Nassella pulchra
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Dec 15, 2018).

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