Taxon  Report   5404    
Melica torreyana  Scribn.
Torrey melic,  Torrey's melica, Torrey's melicgrass
Melica torreyana
© 2012 Al Keuter
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Melica torreyana
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Melica torreyana
© 2012 Al Keuter
Melica torreyana, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Melica torreyana
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Melica torreyana
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 16, 2019).