Taxon  Report   5389 
Melica aristata  Bolander
Awned melic,  Bearded melicgrass
Melica aristata
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Melica aristata
© 2011 Steve Matson
Melica aristata
© 2011 Steve Matson
Melica aristata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Melica aristata
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Melica aristata
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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