Taxon  Report   664    
Aristida oligantha  Michx.
Oldfield three awn,  Prairie threeawn
Aristida oligantha, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aristida ramosissima var. chaseana
More information about  Aristida oligantha
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2019).