Purpletop Tridens Tridens flavus (Linnaeus) HitchcockSynonyms: Grease Grass,  Purple Top,  Purpletop,  Sieglinga sesleroides,  Tricuspis seslerioides,  Triodia flava.

Status:

Common throughout Maryland.

Relationships:

Zabulon Skipper, Little Glassywing, Crossline Skipper, and Spotted Straw Moth use Purpletop Tridens as a host plant. A potential host plant for Common Wood-Nymph.

There are 222 records in the project database.

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Purpletop Tridens in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/30/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Howard Co., Maryland (8/28/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Somerset Co., Maryland (8/28/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/15/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/11/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Purpletop Tridens hosting a Spotted Straw Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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