Taxon  Report   11828    
Melinis repens  (Willd.) Zizka  ssp. repens 
Natal grass, ruby grass
Melinis repens ssp. repens, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
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Bloom Period
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Melinis
Parent: Melinis repens

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFRhynchelytrum repens
JEFRhynchelytrum roseum
JEFTricholaena rosea
More information about  Melinis repens ssp. repens

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 05/16/2022).