Difference between revisions of "Nassella pulchra"

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<h3>'''Species Name: ''Nasella pulchra''<br>
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'''Common Name:''' Purple-Needlegrass<br></h3>
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:A Southern California native bunchgrass that is both showy (purple seed heads) and tough (deep roots).  Recommended for dry, hot areas and steep slopes. The official state grass of California.
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:'''Plant Family:''' Poaceae
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:'''Plant Type:''' Grass
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:'''Height by Width:''' 1-3' H x 2' W
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Bunchgrass
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Semi-deciduous
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Sun to part sun
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining, rocky
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 25 degrees F
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring
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:'''Flower Color:''' Seedhead
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
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:'''Distribution:''' Northwest, north and central foothills of the Sierra Nevada, southern Sacramento Valley, Central West, South Coast, Channel Islands, western Transverse Range, Western Peninsular Range, Baja
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Oak woodland, chaparral, grassland below 4100'
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[[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:oak_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:clay_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:slope_iconA.jpg]]
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''Links'''<br>

Revision as of 17:54, 5 August 2009

Nassella pulchra

Species Name: Nasella pulchra
Common Name: Purple-Needlegrass

A Southern California native bunchgrass that is both showy (purple seed heads) and tough (deep roots). Recommended for dry, hot areas and steep slopes. The official state grass of California.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Seedhead
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwest, north and central foothills of the Sierra Nevada, southern Sacramento Valley, Central West, South Coast, Channel Islands, western Transverse Range, Western Peninsular Range, Baja
Natural Habitat: Oak woodland, chaparral, grassland below 4100'

Songbird iconA.jpg Oak iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Slope iconA.jpg


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