Melica spectabilis is a species of grass known by the common names purple oniongrass and showy oniongrass.
Melica spectabilis is a perennial grass which varies in maximum height from under 10 centimetres (3.9 in) to nearly a meter, growing from rhizomes and stalked, onionlike corms. The inflorescence is a narrow series of spikelets which are green with evenly spaced purple bands.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Melica spectabilis
- USDA Plants Profile: Melica spectabilis
- Grass Manual Treatment
- Melica spectabilis - Photo gallery
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