This name is a synonym of Aristida oligantha Michx..
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 394929) with original publication details: Grass. N. Amer. 2: 202 1896.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:19270-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-394929, and has not been changed.