Taxon  Report   5399 
Melica imperfecta  Trin.
California melic,  Coast range melic, Small flowered melica, Smallflower melicgrass
Melica imperfecta
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Melica imperfecta
© 2009 Keir Morse
Melica imperfecta
© 2014 Steve Matson
Melica imperfecta, 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 imperfecta
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Communities:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Melica imperfecta var. flexuosa
PLANTS: Melica imperfecta var. minor
PLANTS: Melica imperfecta var. refracta
More information about  Melica imperfecta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (MEIM)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 27, 2016).

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