Calflora
Taxon  Report   6668    
Poa cusickii  Vasey  ssp. purpurascens  (Vasey) Soreng
Cusick's bluegrass,  Purple blue grass
Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens
© 2014 Cyndi Brinkhurst
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens
© 2014 Cyndi Brinkhurst
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Poa
Parent: Poa cusickii
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Poa cusickii var. purpurascens
ICPN: Poa alpina var. purpurascens
ICPN: Poa purpurascens
More information about  Poa cusickii ssp. purpurascens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (POCUP4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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