Calflora
Taxon  Report   5401    
Melica stricta  Bol.
Nodding melica,  Rock melicgrass
Melica stricta, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Bristle-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Melica stricta var. albicaulis
JEF: Melica stricta var. stricta
More information about  Melica stricta
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (MEST)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 04, 2020).