Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Purple Needle Grass: Nassella pulchra

Nassella pulchra is a perennial bunch grass producing tufts of erect, unbranched stems up to 3 feet  tall. The extensive root system can reach 20 feet deep into the soil, making the grass more tolerant of drought.
California designated purple needlegrass as the official state grass in 2004. 

Picture from: http://clminternship.org/blog/?attachment_id=16295

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