Melica californica

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Melica californica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Melica
Species: M. californica
Binomial name
Melica californica
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Melica californica is a species of grass known by the common name California melic.

Distribution[edit]

This grass is native to Oregon and California, where it grows in many types of habitat, from mountain forests to open grassland at sea level. [1][2]

Description[edit]

Melica californica is a perennial bunch grass, generally with rhizomes, producing a dense cluster of stems up to about 1.3 meters in maximum height. The inflorescence is a narrow series of purple-banded green spikelets. [1][2]

Cultivation[edit]

Melica californica is cultivated in the specialty horticulture trade and available as an ornamental grass for: natural landscape, native plant, drought tolerant water conserving, and habitat gardens

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