Latin name: Stipa pulchra A. Hitchc.
  Pronunciation: STY-pa pul-KRA

  Common name: Purple needlegrass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Dry slopes to 5000', coastal sage scrub,
  chaparral, grassland and oak woodland, Baja to
  northern California, Channel Ids

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Nassella
  2) pulchra
  Formerly Nasella pulchra
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