Taxon  Report   5404 
Melica torreyana  Scribner
Torrey melic,  Torrey's melica, Torrey's melicgrass
Melica torreyana
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Melica torreyana
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Melica torreyana
© 2012 Al Keuter
Melica torreyana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Melica torreyana
© 2012 Al Keuter
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Melica torreyana
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

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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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