Purple threeawn

Aristida purpurea

plant type:
grass
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
1000
Max elevation:
7000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
NA
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
Fast
Germination Requirements: 
High temperatures required for germination
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
expose seeds to air temperatures of 104° F for successful germination
Citations:
Tinsley et al. 2006