Aristida purpurea var. wrightii
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'
Under Oaks: FALSE
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