Taxon  Report   5767    
Nassella pulchra  (Hitchc.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Purple needlegrass,  Purple stipa, Purple tussockgrass
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.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa pulchra

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa pulchra
NOTE: Nassella pulchra is no longer an active name.
More information about  Nassella pulchra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 31, 2020).