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Aristida purpurascens

Purplish Poverty Grass

Description:

This plant has a knotty base and is tufted. Flowers appear at the end of summer and into the fall, and fruit appears at the same time. Unlike the other A. longespica and A. dichotoma, A. purpurascens grows in wetlands. It is known to attract bees and butterflies.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Arrowfeather Three-awn
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late August to late October
Fruit Timing:Late August to late October
Global and State Rank:G5T5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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