Taxon  Report   5390 
Melica bulbosa  Geyer
Big oniongrass,  oniongrass

Melica bulbosa
© 2009 Trent M. Draper
Melica bulbosa, 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 bulbosa
© 2009 Trent M. Draper
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Bromelica bulbosa
PLANTS: Melica bella ssp. intonsa
PLANTS: Melica bella
PLANTS: Melica bulbosa var. inflata
PLANTS: Melica bulbosa var. intonsa
PLANTS: Melica inflata
 Information about  Melica bulbosa  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 06, 2015).

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