Taxon  Report   5392 
Melica californica  Scribner
California melicgrass
Melica californica
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Melica californica
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Melica californica
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Melica californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Melica californica
© 2006 Tom Annese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Subspecies and Varieties:
Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes, ridges
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Melica californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 17, 2018).

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