Taxon  Report   5395 
Melica fugax  Bolander
Little oniongrass,  Small melic, Small onion grass
Melica fugax
© 2011 Steven Perry
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Melica fugax
© 2011 Steven Perry
Melica fugax
© 2005 Steve Matson
Melica fugax, 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 fugax
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Melica fugax ssp. madophylla
PLANTS: Melica fugax var. inexpansa
PLANTS: Melica fugax var. macbridei
More information about  Melica fugax
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2017).

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