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Last updated 6/18/2009 by David Giblin.
Melica aristata Thurb. ex Bol.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
bearded melic grass

Publication: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 4: 103. 1870.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: Not at WTU; WS?

Notes: FNA24: "Melica aristata grows from 1000–3000 m in open fir and pine woods. It is restricted to the Flora region, being native from Washington to southern California. It has also been found in Kentucky, possibly as an introduction from contaminated seed. Melica aristata is easily distinguished from most species of Melica by its conspicuous awns."

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