Taxon  Report   5396    
Melica geyeri  Munro
Geyer's onion grass,  Geyer's oniongrass
Melica geyeri, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Subspecies and Varieties:
Serpentine affinity: 1.2; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Melica geyeri var. aristulata
ICPN: Melica geyeri var. geyeri
More information about  Melica geyeri
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: May 26, 2019).