A. Williams, F. Leist, R. Brostrom; fruiting, 11-100 plants, grassland; syn. Nassella pulchra
R. Crowe, E. Hinman, T. Pollak, J. Woods
Flowering and fruiting
Native grass to this part of California, Purple Needle Grass can be found throughout McLaren Park, mixed among various European grasses, radishes and thistle.
Lemma hairy all over in age
Nassella pulchra is a species of grass known by the common name purple needlegrass. It is native to California, where it occurs throughout the coastal hills, valleys, and mountain ranges, as well as the Sacramento Valley and parts of the Sierra Nevada foothills, and Baja California.