Melica aristata

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Melica aristata
Melica aristata HC-1950.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Melica
Species: M. aristata
Binomial name
Melica aristata
Thurb. ex Bol.

Melica aristata is a species of grass known by the common names awned melic and bearded melicgrass.

Distribution[edit]

It is native to the western United States from the Pacific Northwest to the Sierra Nevada and nearby ranges, where it grows in mountain forests and open hillsides.

Description[edit]

Melica aristata is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing up to 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) tall. The inflorescence is a narrow series of cylindrical spikelets. Each spikelet has an awn up to 1.2 centimeters long, the characteristic which distinguishes it from the other melics.[1]

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