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Common Name: Perennial Threeawn

Other Names: Purple Threeawn, Blue Threeawn, Reverchon’s Threeawn, Red Threeawn, Fendler’s Threeawn, Wright’s Threeawn

Species Name: Aristida purpurea

Plant Type: Grasses & Grass-like

Family Name: Poaceae, Grass Family

Tribe: Aristideae, Threeawn Tribe





Plant Facts  
Origin Native
Duration Perennial
Season Warm
Distribution in the U.S. Throughout the Southwest from California, Mexico and eastward into Kansas and Arkansas
Distribution in Oklahoma Throughout the state



ID Characteristics



Soil Type Dry rocky, gravel
Habitat Rocky, gravelly areas in forested regions
Successional Stage Mid


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