Calflora
Taxon  Report   5396    
Melica geyeri  Munro
Geyer's onion grass,  Geyer's oniongrass
Melica geyeri
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Melica geyeri
© 2008 Keir Morse
Melica geyeri
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
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.

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Melica geyeri
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melica
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.2; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Melica geyeri var. aristulata
ICPN: Melica geyeri var. geyeri
More information about  Melica geyeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MEGE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).