Taxon  Report   5398    
Melica harfordii  Bol.
Harford melic,  Harford's melica, Harford's oniongrass
Melica harfordii
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Melica harfordii
© 2008 Keir Morse
Melica harfordii
© 2012 Dana York
Melica harfordii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Melica harfordii
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Melica harfordii var. minor
More information about  Melica harfordii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).