Taxon  Report   666    
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. fendleriana  (Steud.) Vasey
Fendler three awn,  Fendler's threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
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Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
© 2013 James M. Andre
Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
© 2013 James M. Andre
Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
© 2013 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Parent: Aristida purpurea
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Aristida fendleriana
More information about  Aristida purpurea var. fendleriana
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).