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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Aristida purpurea''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Aristida purpurea''<br>
'''Common Name:''' Dutchman's Pipe</h3>
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'''Common Name:''' Purple Three Awn</h3>
Unusual pipe-shaped flowers. Grows up into shrubs along streambanks throughout California. Recommended for fence, arbor, or lattice. The only  forage source for the Pipevine Swallowtail.<br>
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:Tough, beautiful ornamental bunchgrass. Has purple seed heads which wave gracefully in the wind. Recommended for erosion control on slopes, hillsides, and in canyons.
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Aristolochiaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Poaceae
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:'''Plant Type:''' Grass (warm season)
  
'''Plant Type:''' Vine
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:'''Height by Width:''' 2-3' H x 2' W
  
'''Height by Width:''' 10-15' long
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Bunchgrass
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Climbing, twining
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Warm-season
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Winter-deciduous
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Slow
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Part sun to shade
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
  
'''Water Requirements:''' Moderate to regular
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 25 degrees F
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring/Summer
  
'''Flower Season:''' Winter/Spring
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:'''Flower Color:''' Purplish
  
'''Flower Color:''' Cream with purple veins
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
  
'''Endangered?''' Not Listed
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:'''Distribution:''' Southwestern CA, deserts below 6000'
  
'''Distribution:''' North Coast Range, Cascade Range Foothills, North +Central Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay, North Outer South Coast Range
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Sandy to rocky soils, slopes, plains below 6,600'
  
'''Natural Habitat:''' Streamsides, forest, chaparral below 2300'
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[[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:clay_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:slope_iconA.jpg]]
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'''Hummingbirds:''' TRUE<br>
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Under Oaks:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Slope/Erosion:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Container:''' FALSE<br>
 
  
  
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:'''History'''<br>
  
'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
 
  
'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
 
  
'''Links'''<br>
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:'''Links'''<br>

Latest revision as of 05:32, 7 April 2009

Aristida purpurea
Aristida purpurea
Aristida purpurea

Botanical Name: Aristida purpurea
Common Name: Purple Three Awn

Tough, beautiful ornamental bunchgrass. Has purple seed heads which wave gracefully in the wind. Recommended for erosion control on slopes, hillsides, and in canyons.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (warm season)
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Warm-season
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Purplish
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southwestern CA, deserts below 6000'
Natural Habitat: Sandy to rocky soils, slopes, plains below 6,600'

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