Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

Aristida purpurea var. purpurea

Purple three-awn

Warm season, drought tolerant perennial bunchgrass occurring on well-drained soils along roadsides, flats, benches and mesas. Provides good forage before going to seed. Starts growth in early spring and again in late summer. Establishes easily and rapidly, invades disturbed sites. Useful where perennial grass is wanted in the hot deserts of the southwest. Difficult to plant by drilling; broadcast seeding is recommended.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
0.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
250,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes