Taxon  Report   667    
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. longiseta  (Steud.) Vasey
Red three awn
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
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Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
© 2017 Gerald Carr
Aristida purpurea var. longiseta, 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. longiseta
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Parent: Aristida purpurea
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aristida longiseta var. rariflora
PLANTS: Aristida longiseta var. robusta
ICPN + PLANTS: Aristida longiseta
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More information about  Aristida purpurea var. longiseta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 23, 2019).