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Aristida purpurascens var. virgata

Aristida purpurascens Poir. var. virgata (Trin.) Allred

Arrowfeather Three-awn, Arrowfeather Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Aristida virgata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Moist to wet areas such as seepage bogs, sandy pinelands, and wet prairies.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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