Taxon  Report   5392    
Melica californica  Scribn.
California melicgrass
Melica californica
© 2017 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Melica californica
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Melica californica
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Melica californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Melica californica
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Melica californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).