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Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica

Aristida purpurascens Poir. var. tenuispica (Hitchc.) Allred

Arrowfeather Threeawn, Hillsboro Threeawn, Hillsborough Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Aristida tenuispica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit: Chestnut brown.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. Glumes appear tan to purplish.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , SC
Native Habitat: On sand in open grassy area, dry to moist usually sandy soil, pine and oak woods.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristida purpurascens var. tenuispica


Record Modified: 2011-07-08
Research By: DEW

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