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Last updated 6/18/2009 by David Giblin.
Melica smithii (Porter ex A. Gray) Vasey[FNA24, HC, HC2]
Smith's melic grass

Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 15: 294. 1888.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Melica smithii grows in cool, moist woods from British Columbia and Alberta south to Oregon and Wyoming and, as a disjunct, from the Great Lakes region to western Quebec. It often forms colonies in the eastern portion of its range. Its disjunct distribution pattern is unusual among North America's grasses."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Avena smithii Porter ex A. Gray
Bromelica smithii (Porter ex A. Gray) Farw.