This name is a synonym of Aristida purpurea Nutt..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 394838) with original publication details: Circ. Div. Agrostol. U.S.D.A. 34: 5 1901.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:19244-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-394838.