Checklist » Poaceae » Melica spectabilis
Last updated 6/18/2009 by David Giblin.
Melica spectabilis Scribn.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
showy melic grass

Publication: Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1885: 45, t. 1, f. 11-13. 1886.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Melica spectabilis grows in moist meadows, flats, and open woods, from 1200–2600 m, primarily in the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. It is often confused with M. bulbosa, differing in its shorter glumes, "tailed" corm, and the more marked and evenly spaced purplish bands of its spikelets."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bromelica spectabilis (Scribn.) W.A. Weber
Melica bulbosa Geyer ex Porter & J.M. Coult. var. spectabilis (Scribn.) B. Boivin