Aristida purpurea

A common species with a bewildering array of infraspecific taxa. The species is distinguishable from other Aristida by being perennial, three-awned, & having very unequal glumes.

An inflorescence at the base of A Mountain on the east side of Las Cruces, 10/15/05.

Spikelets at A Mountain, 10/15/05.

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