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Purpletop (Tridens flavus)

Purpletop (Tridens flavus)


Tridens flavus or Purpletop is a native, warm-season grass featuring red-pruple seedheads in the summer and throughout fall (July-October). Caryopsis fruits appear from September to November. Purpletop grows up to 3-5' tall and provides forage for birds, mammals, and insect larvae. It is tolerant to salt and deer.



Plant in organic-rich, loamy or sandy, moist, and well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Purpletop also tolerates shallow rocky and clay soils. It can also be propagated by seed or division.



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