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Sonoran Desert Plants
Aristida purpurea var. purpurea (Purple threeawn)

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 Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

 Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

 Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

 Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

Habitat: wet areas
Life Form: grass
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 25 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Aristida purpurea var. purpurea (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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