Taxon  Report   5399 
Melica imperfecta  Trin.
California Melic,  coast range melic, small flowered melica, smallflower melicgrass

Melica imperfecta
© 2009 Keir Morse
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
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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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
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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website references on Google

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 13, 2015).

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