Aristida purpurascens Poir.
Common Name: THREE-AWNED GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

Dry (rarely moist) usually sandy soil, prairies, sand barrens.

This is our only perennial Aristida, forming substantial clumps. It is also the most common, especially in natural habitats.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Genesee County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 12, 2019. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2016.