Melica
melic, oniongrass
8 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Melica aristatabearded melic grass
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Melica bulbosaonion grass
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July
Melica ciliatasilky melic
Origin: Introduced
Melica fugaxsmall melic grass
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - Early July
Melica harfordiiHarford's melic grass
Origin: Native
Flowers: Late May - July
Melica smithiiSmith's melic grass
Distribution: Slouthern British Columbia south to Oregon, east to Alberta and Wyoming.
Habitat: Moist woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
Melica spectabilisshowy melic grass
Distribution: Southern British Columbia south to northern California chiefly east of the Caascade crest, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Usually in moist, loamy soil in meadows and open parks in mountain forests, but also dry to wet meadowlands and open forests to subalpine ridges.
Origin: Native
Flowers: Late May - July
Melica subulataAlaska oniongrass
Distribution: Southern Alaska south to California, east to Montana and Wyoming.
Habitat: Open slopes to thick, dry or moist woods, from near sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July