Taxon  Report   670    
Aristida purpurea  Nutt.  var. purpurea 
Purple three awn,  Purple threeawn
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
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Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
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Aristida purpurea var. purpurea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
© 2013 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aristida
Parent: Aristida purpurea
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aristida purpurea var. laxiflora
PLANTS: Aristida roemeriana
More information about  Aristida purpurea var. purpurea
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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