Aristida purpurea Nutt.
Purple threeawn, Purple 3-awn, Purple three-awn, Red threeawn
Poaceae (Grass Family)USDA Symbol: ARPU9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Purple Three-Awn Grass
Location: 1.25 km east of Hwy 281 & 1 block north of Thousand Oaks, corner of Ledge Sage and Ledge View streets.
Habitat: Nearly level, vacant, undisturbed land. Thin, rocky soil. A few Quercus and Diospyros trees.
Description: Perennial. Culms slender, tufted, to 80 cm. Leaves dense basally and on lower part of culms. Panicles loosely flowered, to 20 cm long, curving at maturity. Glumes unequal. Lemma 10 cm to base of awns. Awns about 4-5 cm long, 3-parted in equal lengths.
Collector: Louise Morrell
Collection Date: May 19, 1993
Specimen number: 8
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0356
Accession Date: May 21, 1993
Accession Number: 28 Annotations: SXFRB Aristida wrightii Nash det. F.R. Waller 5/3/94