Taxon  Report   5398 
Melica harfordii  Bolander
Harford melic,  Harford's melica, Harford's oniongrass
Melica harfordii
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
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Melica harfordii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Melica harfordii
© 2012 Dana York
Melica harfordii, 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 harfordii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Melica harfordii var. minor
More information about  Melica harfordii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: May 31, 2016).

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