Aristida purpurea var. wrightii

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Botanical Name: Aristida purpurea var. wrightii
Common Name: Wright's Triple Awn Grass

Open, graceful bunch grass. Use on slopes or in meadows. Beautiful three-pointed spikelets.

Plant Family: Poaceae

Plant Type: Grass (warm-season)

Height by Width: 2' H x 1' W

Growth Habit: Clumping with tall seed head

Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate

Cold Hardy to: 6000'

Flower Season: Spring/Summer

Flower Color: Purplish seedhead

Endangered? Not Listed

Distribution: Peninsular Ranges, Mojave Desert

Natural Habitat: Sandy to rocky slopes, plains, shrubland. Elevation: 1500-6000'

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: FALSE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: TRUE
Container: FALSE

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